It could be deciding moment in the ongoing political tussle in the political arena of Tamil Nadu as both the caretaker Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala expecting a considerable solution after Governor C Vidyasagar Rao reached Chennai on Thursday afternoon.
Governor Rao, who was not in the state from last three days, has only increased the clouds of speculations on what steps he will take. On his flight to Chennai also he declined to comment on the issue.
Looking at the developments till now, Sasikala on Wednesday mustered her strength of the majority of MLAs in the state and claimed that she will not let the party break. While on the other hand, Panneerselvam insisted that he will probe into the death of Jayalalithaa.
The expectation is that the Governor will decide on swearing in Sasikala only after the Supreme Court's verdict in the disproportionate assets case, in which she is an accused.
Here are the key highlights from the series of events took place in the day:
# O Panneerselvam meets supporters at his residence.
# VK Sasikala must approach Supreme Court and tell the court to deliver the verdict: Sanjay Pinto, Lawyer
# This is issue between Amma's loyalist vs Sasikala lotalist: Sanjay Pinto, Lawyer & Columnist
# MLAs signed the letter of consent in an open meeting: Apsara Reddy, AIADMK
# Sasikala's meeting with governor Vidyasagar Rao ends. Chinnamma leaves from Raj Bhavan.
# Dindugal Srinivasan, Edapadi Palanisamy , Thangamani, Jayakumar, Mafoi Pandiyarajan, along with other AIADMK leaders (total 10) accompanied Sasikala during the meeting.
# Sasikala's meeting with Governor still underway for more than 30 minutes. Meeting with Pannerselvam lasted on 15 minutes.
# If there is a delay from TN Governor's side to decide, then VK Sasikala will head to New Delhi to meet President: sources
# Ready to parade MLAs before governor Vidyasagar Rao: sources from Sasikala group
# Sasikala placed a list of MLAs backing her in the fight for the CM’s chair, on Jayalalithaa’s burial site
# DMK says it would support O Panneerselvam if he needs to prove majority: sources
# Chinnamma stakes claim to form Government: AIADMK
# 5 Senior AIADMK leaders accompany Sasikala Natarajan to Raj Bhavan to meet TN Governor C Vidyasagar Rao.
# Heavy police security, media present outside Raj Bhavan in Chennai. Meeting going on between Sasikala and Governor Vidyasagar Rao
# VK Sasikala reaches Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Vidyasagar Rao.
# Watch Sasikla paying tribute at Jayalalithaa memorial
# Sasikala visited Jayalalithaa's memorial at Chennai's Marina Beach, got with her letter of support claiming majority, to be submitted to Governor Vidyasagar Rao.
# VK Sasikala pays tributes at Jayalalithaa's memorial at Chennai's Marina Beach
# Sasikala reaches Jayalalithaa's memorial before visiting Tamil Nadu Guv Vidyasagar Rao at 7:30 PM
# Sasikala leaves her Pois Garden residence to visit Jayalalithaa's memorial
# Sasikala DA Case: Verdict likely next week, SC to not hear case tomorrow
# 25 MLAs are expected to extend support to O. Panneerselvam once they come out of the resort: Srcs
# MLA SP Shanmuganathan leaves Sasikala camp, jumps to Panneerselvam camp
# AIADMK General Secy VK Sasikala to visit J Jayalalithaa's memorial before visiting Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao
# Meanwhile, a NGO has filed land grabbing complaint against AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala
# Panneerselvam to TN governor Vidyasagar Rao:
- I thank all the leaders of AIADMK and the youngsters for their support.
- I was earlier forced to put my resignation
- I wish to take back my resignation & wish to serve people of Tamil Nadu
- With the blessings of Jayalalithaa and under leadership of Madhusudan, we met the governor
# Sasikala supporters stage protest outside Poes Garden
# AIADMK MP and Lok Sabha deputy speaker M. Thambidurai meets Prime Minister Modi
# O Panneerselvam thanks MLAs for their support: sources
# Good things will happen, Dharma will win: O Pannerselvam while addressing the media
# I briefed Guv about the political developments in the state, want to stress that dharma will win: O Pannerselvam
# Ops presser after reaching home: With blessings of amma we met the Governor at Raj Bhavan
# O Pannerselvam reaches his residence after meeting Governor; to address media shortly
# Panneerselvam to Governor Vidyasagar Rao: "I was forced to resign, Sasikala's elevation is illegal, fraudulent."
# Meeting between Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and O. Panneerselvam ends, OPS leaves Raj Bhavan
# AIADMK presidium chairman E Madhusudanan, PH Pandian, KP Munusamy and Natham Viswanathan accompanied OPS
# Only 10 people per delegations allowed inside Raj Bhavan from both the camps.
# O Pannerselvam reaches Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Vidyasagar Rao.
# O Pannerselvam leaves his residence for Raj Bhavan; to meet Governor Vidyasagar Rao shortly.
# Tamil Nadu Chief Secy Girija Vaidyanathan & DGP TK Rajendran meet O Panneerselvam at his residence in Chennai
# Governor Vidyasagar Rao reaches Raj Bhavan.
# Governor Vidyasagar Rao reaches Chennai.
# O Pannerselvam to meet Guv Vidyasagar Rao at 5 PM & Sasikala to meet at 7.30 PM at Raj Bhavan
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