AIADMK Crisis: VK Sasikala drives to Golden Bay resort to meet party MLAs

Chennai: With uncertainty prevailing as to whether or not Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao will call on her form the next government and her supporters switching loyalties, AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala on Saturday met party legislators housed in a beach resort.

File image of VK Sasikala. Twitter

File image of VK Sasikala. Twitter

Leaving Poes Garden, the residence of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who died on 5 December, Sasikala reached the beach resort and interacted with the partly legislators who have been kept there for the past several days.

Earlier in the day Sasikala sought an appointment with governor Rao along with all legislators supporting her. In a letter to Rao, copies of which were issued to the media, Sasikala said former chief minister O Panneerselvam has resigned from his post and the same was accepted by the governor a week ago.

"...taking the urgency of the situation at hand, I would like to seek an appointment with Your Excellency by today with all MLAs (Members of Legislative Assembly) who extended their support to me regarding further course of action to form the Government," Sasikala told Rao.

"I believe Your Excellency will act immediately to save the Sovereignty of the Constitution, democracy and the interest of the State," the letter notes.

With the governor taking his time to decide on the next chief minister, Sasikala, speaking to party cadres earlier, said she believes in democracy and justice and maintaining patience.

"Only to some extent we can be patient. After that we all together would do what needs to be done," she said.

Her remarks came after she sought an appointment with governor Rao along with all legislators supporting her.

Meanwhile, a large contingent of police force have been deployed outside the Raj Bhavan.

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Updated Date: Feb 11, 2017 17:42:06 IST

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