Chennai, Feb 13: In what can come as an embarrassment to Sasikala Natarajan's camp, an AIADMK MLA claimed that he disguised himself and scaled a wall to escape from a resort where MLAs have been herded.
Saravanan, an MLA from Madurai claimed that he escaped from the resort on Monday before Sasikala visited. He immediately joined the O Panneerselvam camp adding strength to the acting Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
Addressing the media after extending support to Panneerselvam, Saravanan said that MLAs were interacting in secrecy through social media and supported Panneerselvam despite being herded in the resort. His 'escape' and claims come on a day when the Kanchipuram police filed an affidavit in the Madras High court that none of the MLAs was being forced to stay at the resort. His claim comes as a slap in the face of the police who told that court that MLAs were at the resort willingly.
Meanwhile, AIADMK MP from Madurai R Gopalakrishnan also pledged support to Panneerselvam. Actor and director Lawrence also extended his support to OPS. Sasikala meanwhile, decided to spend the night at the resort with the rest of the MLAs and party cadres.