AIADMK’s Palanisamy wants to form government

Chennai, (IANS) The newly elected leader of the AIADMK legislature party, Edapadi K. Palanisamy, on Tuesday urged Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidayasagar Rao to let him form a government.

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 supersession 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 relatives for having assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

Medaram Jathara

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