AIADMK crisis: Peace has a limit, warns Sasikala as support for OPS rises

Chennai: Soon after O Panneerselvam supporters thronged his residence in Chennai, AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala warned the rebel factions that there's a limit to the level of peace that can be maintained. Sasikala was addressing a gathering of her supporters at the party's office.

VK Sasikala. PTI

VK Sasikala. PTI

"We're showing patience in the interest of democracy. But will do what is required after a point. Everyone has a limit to maintain peace," she said, asking the party cadres to stay strong and stand to save the party and the state.

With state education minister K Pandiarajan becoming the first AIADMK leader from the Sasikala camp to defect the Panneerselvam camp, the voices of dissent seem to be rising, thus adding to the problems of Sasikala, who was recently elevated to the position of legislature party head of the AIADMK. Pandiarajan earlier in the day visited Panneerselvam's residence to extend his support to the caretaker chief minister.

"We are going through a high trouble. I have all your support, and so, I'm not going to get afraid of anyone. We will do whatever needed to save the party with its 1.5 crore cadres. I have the responsibility to take care of this," she said.

At the time of going to print, the AIADMK leader was headed to the Golden Bay Resorts, some 130 kilometres from Chennai, where all the party MLAs are currently held. Sources revealed that she is likely to bring all the MLAs to the Raj Bhavan to establish her claim on the chief ministerial position.

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Updated Date: Feb 11, 2017 15:21:41 IST

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