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Chennai: Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, who has additional charge of Tamil Nadu arrives at Apollo Hospital where Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is admitted in Chennai on Dec 5, 2016. Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening and is being treated by a team of specialists at the Hospital. (Photo: IANS) by .
Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, who has additional charge of Tamil Nadu (Photo: IANS)

Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao is slated to meet AIADMK Rajya Sabha member V. Maitreyan, who is part of the camp backing acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam….reports Asian Lite News

Chennai: Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, who has additional charge of Tamil Nadu arrives at Apollo Hospital where Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is admitted in Chennai on Dec 5, 2016. Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening and is being treated by a team of specialists at the Hospital. (Photo: IANS) by .
Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, who has additional charge of Tamil Nadu (Photo: IANS)

Earlier, Rao met Public Works Minister Edapadi K. Palanisamy, who was elected AIADMK’s leader of the legislature party.

Palanisamy submitted the resolution electing him as leader of the legislature party and also staked his claim to form the next government.

Former Rajya Sabha member Manoj Pandian will also be meeting Rao along with Maitreyan.

Palanisamy, who has urged Rao to let him form the government, has left the beach resort near here where the legislators supporting him are housed.

Earlier, in a letter to Rao, the AIADMK leader said: “I may be given appointment to submit the list of AIADMK MLAs supporting me as Leader of the AIADMK Legislature Party… I may be invited to form the cabinet.”

Palanisamy is the Minister for Public Works, Highways and Minor Ports in Tamil Nadu.

He said the meeting of the AIADMK legislators was held at the Golden Bay Resort near here on Tuesday around 10.45 a.m.

Annexing the resolution electing him as leader of the legislature party, Palanisamy said: “This resolution is in supercession of the earlier resolution dated 05.02.2017.”

On February 5, the legislators elected General Secretary V.K. Sasikala as leader of the AIADMK legislature party.

Palanisamy’s election comes after the Supreme Court restored the earlier conviction of Sasikala and two of her relatives for having assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

Tamil Nadu’s School Education Minister K. Pandiarajan, who had gone to meet the legislators supporting AIAMDK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala at the beach resort near here, had to return without success.

Pandiarajan wentto the resort to make necessary arrangements, so that acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam could come there and seek the legislators’ support.

But the police did not allow him to proceed further to prevent any untoward incident.

The police also clamped orders prohibiting gathering of any four or more persons in Kuvathoor, around 90 km from here, where the beach resort is located.

Sasikala, who came to the resort on Monday evening, stayed overnight and is present there.

On Tuesday morning, bad news came from Delhi for Sasikala and two of her relatives after the Supreme Court restored the conviction order of the trial court in the disporportionate assets case.

Soon after, the legislators elected Public Works Minister Edapadi K. Palanisamy as the leader of AIADMK’s legislature party.

In the evening, Palanisamy met Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao and submitted the resolution electing him as the leader of the AIADMK legislature party and also staked his claim to form the next government.

It is not clear for how many more days the legislators would stay put at the beach resort.