With Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao refusing to yield to any pressure from Sasikala Natarajan and suport for Chief Minister O Panneerselvam growing, the AIADMK interim general secretary's impatience is clearly visible.
In the multiple press conferences held by Sasikala since Panneerselvam's revolt on Tuesday, she is claiming to be true heir of Jayalalitha and repeatedly asserting to carry forward 'Amma's legacy'.
Sasi's emotional presser
Sasikala's impatience is visible. She has already twice visited the resort in which her MLAs have been staying in the last two days.
Pitching Amma to gain support
She has been issuing veiled threats and has even gone on to say that she is not being invited (to form the government) because she is a woman.
OPS giving Sasi sleepless nights
Her impatience and desperation is to do with the fact that Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who very surprisingly revolted has been getting a lot of support both from the public and cadres of the AIADMK.
Guv decides to wait
Although there is no official statement from Raj Bhavan, sources say that Rao is waiting for the verdict in the disproportionate assets case.
Is there a plan B?
The party, however, maintains that there is no plan B in place and Sasikala is their undisputed leader. Even if she wants to put into force plan-B she may do it after the Supreme Court verdict. If she is cleared in the case, then the governor will have no option but to invite her. In case of a conviction, she is likely to enforce her second plan in a bid to keep control over the party.
Who will lead TN?
It is clear that Sasikala is the not the kind who will take things lying down. For her it has become an ego issue and she would go that extra mile to ensure that OPS does not have his way. There is already talk that she has a plan-B in place. She may pick K A Sengottaiyan or E K Palaniswami as the leader of the party.