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O Panneerselvam To Remain Interim Chief Minister: Sources

Earlier, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the apex court seeking a stay over Sasikala's swearing-in.

07/02/2017 11:07 PM IST | Updated 07/02/2017 11:26 PM IST
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CHENNAI -- In the wake of Sasikala Natarajan being appointed as the General Secretary of the AIADMK, speculations are rife over her elevation as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu soon, but sources suggest that the development isn't happening anytime soon.

Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao, who is in Mumbai at present, will not head to Chennai on Wednesday and Panneerselvam is to remain interim Chief Minister until Rao examines legal implications regarding Sasikala's appointment.

Earlier, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the apex court seeking a stay over Sasikala's swearing-in, claiming that she had been convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, for amassing wealth disproportionate to her income.

The petitioner said he filed the plea in the interest of people of Tamil Nadu and to maintain the peace in the state.

Expelled Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa and AIADMK leader KC Palaniswamy had complained to the Election Commission of India (ECI) that Sasikala's appointment as the party's interim general secretary was carried out in an undemocratic manner.

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