AIADMK general secretary Sasikala Natarajan has said that Panneerselvam was working at the behest of DMK and that the party was behind his revolt against her.
Sasikala called an emergency meeting on late Tuesday night at the Poes Garden following as dramatic turn in Tamil Nadu politics.
The incumbent Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam claimed that he was forced to resign and propose Sasikala's name to the top elected post in the state.
Sasikala removed Panneerselvam from the post of AIADMK treasurer and came out of Poes Garden after a 3-hour-long meeting. She claimed that DMK was behind Panneerselvam's action.