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Panneerselvam to continue ‘dharm yudh’ to establish Amma’s rule

By Oneindia Staff Writer
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Chennai, Feb 16: After Edappadi K Palanisamy was invited by governor Vidyasagar Rao to take oath as the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, a defiant O Panneerselvam on Thursday said he will continue with his 'dharm yudh' (war of righteousness) to establish former CM Jayalaithaa's rule in the state.

Addressing journalists, the caretaker CM of TN, Panneerselvam said, "We'll continue with our 'dharm yudh' until Amma's rule is established." "We will not let the party go into the hands of a few of Sasikala Natarajan's family members," he added, as he was flanked by his supporters in Chennai.

Till Wednesday, both the factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam--one lead by Palanisamy and second by Panneerselvam--were claiming their rights to form the next government in the state.

Panneerselvam

On Wednesday, AIADMK chief Sasikala's loyalist Palanisamy, who has been recently elected as the legislature party leader, met the governor first. Palanisamy insisted that he has support of 124 MLAs. Thereafter, caretaker chief minister Panneerselvam met the governor at Raj Bhavan.

Palanisamy was elected as the legislature party leader after Sasikala was convicted by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case on Tuesday.

The governor told Palanisamy to take oath on Thursday evening, the Raj Bhavan said. Palanisamy will have to prove his majority in the assembly within 15 days, the governor's office said. The decision was conveyed to Palanisamy when he called on the Governor earlier in the day.

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