Two days after she was elected the leader of AIADMK's legislative party leader Sasikala Natarajan is all set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. AIADMK ministers inclusing K Palanisamy were seen supervising the arrangements at Madras University.
Sasikala will take oath in the centenary auditorium of the Madras University, the same place where Jayalalithaa took oath as the chief minister.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu governor has accepted O Panneerselvam's decision to quit as chief minister. While accepting the resignation, the governor has asked the council of Ministers as well as the chief minister to function until alternate arrangements are made.
Sources suggested that Rao was disappointed over not being kept in the loop on the developments in Tamil Nadu government. He was in Coimbatore on Sunday when the AIADMK chose Sasikala Natarajan as their legislative party leader. Later in the day, Panneerselvam, for the third time, sent his letter of resignation. The same has been accepted on Monday.
Tamil Nadu Governor Vidhya Sagar Rao accepts O.Panneerselvam's resignation from post of CM, asks him to continue until further arrangements. pic.twitter.com/6lzENX4IkV
Tamil Nadu Governor Vidhya Sagar Rao accepts O.Panneerselvam's resignation from post of CM, asks him to continue until further arrangements. pic.twitter.com/6lzENX4IkV— ANI (@ANI_news) February 6, 2017
This only speeds up the process of Sasikala taking over as the chief minister. Panneerselvam will continue to function till a new CM is sworn in.
With the new CM, a major reshuffle in the Tamil Nadu cabinet is also expected to take place during this week.