Sasikala awaits swearing-in; TN guv says sorry, can’t come

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Clearly miffed with not being kept in the loop over Sasikala's elevation as well as Panneerselvam's resignation, Tamil Nadu in-charge Governor Vidyasagar Rao caused All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam some massive embarrassment on Tuesday. While the party made all arrangements for its general secretary Sasikala Natarajan's swearing in ceremony, the governor cancelled all his programs in Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu in-charge Governor Vidyasagar Rao.

Rao was scheduled to visit Coimbatore to be a chief guest at a University's convocation. In a sudden change of plans, he cancelled his visit and sent his apologies for not being able to take part in the convocation. The AIADMK that was hoping to get the governor to Chennai for the swearing in ceremony was left red-faced as he cancelled his visit and called his family back to Mumbai.

Sources suggest that it is unlikely for the governor to return on Wednesday as well. All through the day on Monday, the governor ensured that no details of his program were leaked to and kept his Tamil Nadu official driver away. It seems like it is going to be 'wait and watch' after all for the AIADMK that was quick to elevate Sasikala.

Stalin to meet PM

Meanwhile, the leader of the opposition and working president of the DMK M K Stalin is all set to meet the Home minister, the President as well as the prime minister. Stalin is expected to leave to Delhi on Tuesday night and meet Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Request to stop Sasikala from taking over the post of chief minister is going to be right on top of his agenda when he meets Modi.

The AIADMK has turned into a house of confusion with no information flowing down to the cadres or even those at the helm of affairs. Police deployment continues at the Centenary auditorium in Madras University that was all decked up for the swearing in ceremony.

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