The Supreme Court on Friday refused for urgent hearing on a plea seeking stay on Sasikala's oath as Chief Minister till court decides the Disproportionate Assets case against her.
The political turmoil in Tamil Nadu continues on Friday as there is no decision yet from Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on the government formation. Both Sasikala and Panneerselvam met Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday.Â
Here are the live updates:
AIADMK was formed to protest against family politics but now it has gone in family politics; We won't let it happen: Madhusudanan
Nobody can hijack the party, which was developed as a huge Banyan tree; Even if an attempt is made, we won't let it happen: Panneerselvam
I myself left her (VK Sasikala), even before she did: Madhusudanan, AIADMK on his sacking
Will conduct election soon to elect new party General secretary: Madhusudanan, AIADMK
Chennai: AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan holding a meeting with MPs at Poes Garden.
Only Panneerselvam can save interests of people, Governor is an able man, he will take a sensible decision: E Ponnusamy, AIADMK
He's an absent-minded person, he doesn't know what he's speaking now and what he'll speak later: AIADMK's Kalairajan on E Madhusudan
Haven't threatened Panneerselvam, but if he touches us, will reply; AIADMK HQ and Poes Garden come under my distt area, so have rights: Kalairajan
If you (Panneerselvam) provoke or hit me, I'll do same; Amma taught us to do namaskar with hands, but they can be used in another way: Kalairajan, AIADMK
Now, people-friendly work has stopped reaching the locals, hence submitted petition to find out where are these MLAs: Srinivasan, AIADMK
For past 1 week, AIADMK MLAs missing from their constituencies; It's creating hindrance in developmental activities: Srinivasan, AIADMK
Another AIADMK leader swears support for O Pannerselvam. 'Alandur ex MLA VN P Venkataraman extends his support to hon CM', official CMO Tamil Nadu account tweeted.Â
Governor can call us anytime that is why we all have assembled at one place: Ratnaswami, Ex AIADMK MLA lodged at resortÂ
Wait and see: E Madusudhanan after being removed as presidium chairman and from primary membership of AIADMK
KA Sengottayan appointed as Presidium Chairman of the party: AIADMK
E Madusudhanan removed from his post as presidium chairman and from primary membership of party: AIADMK
EC should not allow Sasikala to continue as AIADMK General Secretary: E Madhusudan, AIADMK Presidium chairman
Only Panneerselvam can save interests of people, Governor is an able man, he will take a sensible decision: E Ponnusamy, PMK
Chennai: O Panneerselvam felicitated by his supporters
Meet between DGP T K Rajendran and Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao underway in Chennai
DGP T K Rajendran met Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, at Raj Bhavan
High Court asks Police to file an affidavit on the MLAs who are lodged at the resort
We told him (R Gandhi) what's happening there. Governor has to act according to constitutional obligations: S Thirunavukkarasar, TN Cong Pres
All MLAs lodged in the resort have willingly switched off their mobile phones as they are getting threatening calls: Valarmathi, AIADMK
Governor is the constitutional head of the state, it is his prerogative to take decisions: HM Rajnath Singh on TamilNaduÂ
Supreme Court declines urgent hearing of PIL seeking to restrain V K Sasikala from taking oath as CM
Here is what happened on Thursday
Sasikala met Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday evening and staked claim to form the government. However, Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has not yet given any indication as to what course of action he will take.
Hours after caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam visited Rao, Sasikala called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan and gave him the letter staking claim to form government and containing the names of supporting MLAs who elected her as AIADMK Legislature Party leader on Sunday. She also submitted individual letters of support furnished by AIADMK MLAs.
Here is what happened on Wednesday
After Panneerselvamâ€™s rebellion, Sasikala called a meeting of party MLAs at the AIADMK headquarters in a show of strength and later herded them in buses to undisclosed destination in a bid to keep the flock together.
There were unconfirmed reports that AIADMK would even parade the MLAs before the President if the Governor delays the swearing-in of Sasikala.
In an act of defiance, Panneerselvam said an inquiry commission under a sitting Supreme Court judge will be set up to probe the â€œdoubtsâ€ surrounding the health condition and demise of Jayalalithaa.
Addressing the legislators, Sasikala, who had sacked Panneerselvam from the post of treasurer, launched a no-holds-barred attack on him, saying he had betrayed the party and â€œfully mergedâ€ with DMK which Jayalalithaa had fought all her life.