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LIVE Updates: Jayalalithaa’s Poes residence to be converted in her memorial orders Panneerselvam


The death of J Jayalalithaa led to a major political unrest in the state of Tamil Nadu as AIADMK General Secretary, VK Sasikala, is taking over as Chief Minister of the state after forcing O Panneerselvam to resign. However related to the crisis Governor will reach there and meet Sashikala and oppositions.

Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, however, may take the matter to its logical end when he arrives in Chennai on Thursday afternoon. He will be arriving at Raj Bhawan at 3.30 pm, and is expected to meet Sasikala and the 131 party MLAs supporting her. The party plunged into crisis when OPS claimed he was forced to resign from the CM post, and accused Sasikala of trying to seize power despite former chief minister Jayalalithaa asking him to succeed her.


Here are the LIVE updates for Thursday morning:


VK Sasikala met Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao today, staked claim to form Government


O Pannerselvam meets supporters at his residence


Chinnamma leaves Raj Bhavan after holding discussions with Governor Vidyasagar Rao


If there is a delay from TN Governor’s side to decide, then VK Sasikala will head to New Delhi to meet President


Sasikala reaches Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Vidyasagar Rao


Sasikala visits Jayalalithaa memorial


V K Sasikala leaves Poes Garden residence in Chennai


SC won’t hear DA case against Sasikala on Friday


Panneerselvam has told Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao that the appointment of VK Sasikala as party general secretary is against its constitution.


O Panneerselvam tells governor he gave his resignation under duress


Panneerselvam addresses media after brief meeting with Governor Rao;

“I just met the Governor and told him all that which transpired in the past few days. The good will prevail over evil and I am confident”

Also Read: Major Boost for Panneerselvam as Top AIADMK leader Madusudanan joins OPS camp


Chennai:  O Panneerselvam  leaves Raj Bhavan after meeting Governor Vidyasagar Rao.


Sasikala loyalist Thambiduari meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi


O Panneerselvam reaches Raj Bhawan, meeting with Governor to commence shortly


O Panneerselvam leaves home to meet Governor


TN Governor reaches Raj Bhawan, to meet OPS in an hour


Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao reaches Chennai




Mystery deepens over who will head TN as both factions of AIADMK claim a majority


Official convoy from Raj Bhawan leaves for airport to receive Governor C Vidyasagar Rao

14: 54

Meeting between Sasikala Natarajan and senior AIADMK leaders underway at Poes Garden to decide next course of action


Governor grants first hearing to OPS, will meet Sasikala at 7:30 pm


O Panneerselvam can not withdraw his resignation: Former TN Governor K Rosaiah


Panneerselvam questions Sasikala’s newfound political ambition, says it reeks of conspiracy


Panneerselvam’s masterstroke against Sasikala, questions intimacy with her family


Tamil Nadu will teach Sasikala a lesson she will never forget: Panneerselvam





It is Sasikala who is doing dirty tricks to acquire the chair of CM, if she succeeds it will be a big blot on democracy.


Sasikala’s supporters arrive in droves in Chennai.


OPS to receive Governor Rao at the airport, Rao will meet MLAs at 5 pm.


 RSS ideologues saying on OPS versus Sasikala.


Anything can happen today, say govt sources as Tamil Nadu preps for any eventuality


OPS writes to banks asking them not to allow transactions without his authorisation as Party Treasurer


Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao leaves for Chennai from Mumbai

12: 13

All the bookings in the hotel where AIADMK MLAs have been placed are cancelled due to security reasons.


TN Govt Advocate denied the allegations of AIADMK MLAs being held hostage, says they have come on their own in the court


On Friday, Supreme Court will hear the plea filed by Chennai-based NGO, Satta Panchayat Iyakkam against move to appoint V K Sasikala as Tamil Nadu chief minister.


Sasikala along with the AIADMK MLAs to meet the Governor Vidyasagar Rao at 5 pm in Chennai


Everybody has been demanding Jayalalithaa’s Poes residence to be converted in her memorial


AIADMK MPs also protesting in the well of the house in Rajya Sabha over PM Modi’s comment on Wednesday.


O Panneerselvam asserts himself, reinstates bureaucrat CS Gnanadesikan who was suspended by J Jayalalithaa in August 2016

11: 10 AM:

We our first casualty in the AIADMK turf war. Sasikala Natarajan sacks Puducherry Former MLA Om Sakthi Sekar from AIADMK. Tamil Nadu DGP TK Rajendran met Paneerselvam at his residence

Here are the LIVE updates took place on Wednesday:


AIADMK MLAs meeting underway

An emergent meeting of the AIADMK MLAs here got underway under the leadership of party General Secretary V K Sasikala amidst a political turmoil triggered by the revolt of sacked Treasurer and Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.


Massive jolt to Sasikala, EC sends notice to AIADMK, seeking explanation on rules followed for interim Gen Secy


O Panneerselvam orders inquiry into the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

“Health queries regarding Amma were raised in recent past. It is the duty of the state government to inquire. Had recommended an inquiry commission,” O Panneerselvam said.

“I will prove my strength in the Assembly. Whoever extends support to Tamil people, we will accept it,” the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said

I have been following the footsteps of former CM Jayalalithaa. I will continue to do so: OPS

ALSO READ: Panneerselvam dismisses Sasikala’s charge of DMK conspiracy

10:50 AM (IST)

I will withdraw the resignation if there is a situation like that: Panneerselvam said.

 10:50 AM (IST)
I have never betrayed AIADMK. They have accused me of that now: Chief Minister Panneerselvam.

Chinamma will be Tamil Nadu CM undoubtedly, all AIADMK MLAs are behind her: AIADMK MP, Navaneethakrishnan

10:42 AM (IST)

Social activist Jayaram Venkatesan who came out with series of expose on Sasikala’s family writes to Mylapore MLA R Natraj

10:38 AM (IST)
My conscience as Amma loyalist made me join O Panneerselvam


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