Coimbatore, Feb 6: Former TNCC president E V K S Elangovan on Monday took a dig at the 'back door' entry of V K Sasikala for the post of Chief Minister, saying only those elected by voters should occupy the chair.
"Only those elected by the people should occupy the chair of the Chief Minister and not come through the back door. This development does not augur well for the state" he told reporters at nearby Pollachi.
Elangovan opined that hardcore and loyal AIADMK workers and people of Tamil Nadu would not accept Sasikala as the chief minister. Only those holding some posts in the party and senior party leaders wanted her in that post, he said.
He said the AIADMK would lose badly in the coming civic polls and added that the DMK-Congress alliance would continue for that election.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader and former union minister P. Chidambaram earlier on Monday said that the Tamil Nadu Governor can use his discretionary powers to decline to swear in Sasikala as the chief minister in the backdrop of cases against her by the ED and pending Supreme Court verdict in the disproportionate assets case.