Police stop OPS supporters headed to meet MLAs from Sasikala camp

The efforts to garner support for Panneerselvam came in the midst of his primary party membership being revoked by AIADMK chief Sasikala.

Chennai: Police stopped the members from the O Panneerselvam camp when they were on their way to visit the AIADMK party MLAs at the Golden Bay resort in Kuvathur.

Representatives from Panneerselvam camp were about to visit the resort where party MLAs supporting V K Sasikala are put up, in an apparent bid to garner support for the acting chief minister.

Sources in the Panneerselvam camp said the delegation of MLAs and senior leaders could include School Education Minister K Pandiarajan and that they were planning to meet their colleagues at the resort in Koovathur, about 80 km from here.

Security has already been tightened at the resort with more police personnel being deployed.

The efforts by Panneerselvam's aides to garner support for him comes in the midst of his being sacked from the AIADMK's primary membership by Sasikala.

Loyalist of the Sasikala camp and Highways Minister Edappady K Palaniswami was chosen as the Legislature Party leader in a meeting chaired by the AIADMK chief.

As of now, there are 10 MLAs in the Panneerselvam camp, including himself. He also enjoys the support of 12 MPs, including from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

One of the MLAs, who joined the Chief Minister's camp last evening, SS Saravanan from Madurai (South), had claimed that even legislators who were not with him, would vote for Panneerselvam in the event of a floor test.

( Source : PTI/ANI )
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