Stating that he would strive to bring back Jayalalithaa rule in TN, OPS said “till then this dharma yudham will continue, continue, continue.” Then raising both hands over his head he smilingly went inside.
Later, visiting late CM’s Jayalalithaa’s memorial on the Marina beach on Thursday night, O Pannerselvam said, “We will not rest or sleep till this anti people is rooted out of TN. Nearly 7.5 crore people support us. Nobody wants this rule which will be removed soon.”
Stating that not even 1% of people were for the new regime, he said “People have taken a vow to root out this rule. And till that happens our dharma yudham will continue.”
“I will tour the state from Friday as now a person whom the people do not like has been chosen as chief minister” Panneerselvam added.
Panneerselvam was accompanied by former ministers K Pandiarajan and KP Munusamy, E Madhusoodanan and C Ponnayan. The air was filled with women wailing and men shouting at the memorial requesting Jayalalithaa to see the current political situation.
Following the brief confrontation between OPS and Sasikala’s supporters outside the house soon after the swearing-in ceremony concluded, former minister KP Munusamy said “Our Dharma yudham is with VK Sasikala, TTV Dhinakaran, Natarajan and Divakaran not with you.”
Continuing in the same vein he told Sasikala’s supporters over a public address system that “Our fight is not with you as you are only arrows.” Calling on the new ministers to do their job, he added “you are ministers only because of the MLAs behind you. But more than 1.50 crore cadres support Paneerselvam.”
“Because of your activity, a staunch believer of Jayalalithaa had his head broken” he added. “You can take this message as advice, suggestion or even a threat” he ended.
‘Sasi’s elevation, a violation of rules’
The O Panneerselvam faction of AIADMK on Thursday moved the Election Commission challenging the election of VK Sasikala as general secretary of the party, saying she was elevated in violation of the norms. A 12-member delegation of the faction led by Rajya Sabha MP V Maitreyan met Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and other top officials, and submitted a memorandum demanding that it decline approval to her elevation to the top party post. In its 42-page petition, the delegation claimed Sasikala’s election was violative of the party constitution as she was chosen by the general council of the party and not the primary members.