'I will be sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister': Sasikala Natarajan

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In her first ever television interview Sasikala Natarajan went all out in her attack against O Panneerselvam. In her interview to network 18, Sasikala called the Tamil Nadu chief minister a traitor.

"I outrightly reject Panneerselvam's claims of him being forced to resign," she said. Sasikala claimed that Panneerselvam was a traitor who insulted the party as well as Jayalalithaa's ideologies.


Lashing out at critics, Sasikala said that she was willing to fight all odds and treated this as one of the many hurdles that she has faced in life earlier as well.

"My party is by my side and we will bring back Amma' s government," she said.

Sasikala reiterated that Panneerselvam's claims of being targeted for 'good work' were untrue and that he was fully aware of the party's decisions unlike what he claimed on Tuesday evening.

Sasikala breaks down during interview

Sasikala broke down when she was asked about Jayalalithaa and her death. Marred by controversies, many have asked for a probe into her death.

"I am willing to face any probe. None know the grief I went through when she passed away," Sasikala said.

She lambasted the DMK for instigating Panneerselvam to revolt. She accused the party of never working for the welfare of the people of Tamil Nadu.

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A confident Sasikala concluded by saying she will most definitely be sworn in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

 Tamil Nadu Governor Vidhyasagar is expected to arrive in Chennai on Thursday and meet the MLAs by afternoon . He is expected to put an end to the suspense over the political scenario in the state. Sasikala has also cancelled the plan to send MLAs to Delhi to meet the President.

Meanwhile, Panneerselvam has written to banks that he is the treasurer of the AIADMK and that no transactions relating to the party should be done without his consent.

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