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Sasikala stakes claim to form Govt, suspense over swearing-in continues

Sasikala stakes claim to form Govt, suspense over swearing-in continues

CHENNAI: Suspense continued tonight over whether V K Sasikala will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu after she staked claim to form the Government at a meeting with Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, who has not yet given any indication as to what course of action he will take.

Hours after caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam visited Rao, Sasikala called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan and gave him the letter staking claim to form Government and containing the names of supporting MLAs who elected her as AIADMK Legislature Party leader on Sunday. She also submitted individual letters of support furnished by AIADMK MLAs.

Though there was no immediate word on what the Governor proposed to do, some reports suggested he wanted to obtain further legal opinion before taking any action.

Sasikala’s meeting with the Governor lasted about 40 minutes.

Earlier, At 5 pm, Panneerselvam had called on Rao and after a brief meeting told reporters that “good things will happen and dharma will triumph.” (AGENCIES)

 

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