Sasikala's MLAs refuse to meet OPS man

Chennai: 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.

IANS