Union minister of state for road transport, highways and shipping Pon Radhakrishnan Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami’s tenure is “unlikely to last long.”
Speaking to reporters, he likened Sasikala loyalist Edappadi K Palaniswami’s position as Chief Minister to that of one seated on a rented chair.
“Sitting on one’s own chair at home is different. But sitting on a rented chair is another issue. I think the Chief Minister is sitting on a rented chair,” he told reporters in Tuticorin on Sunday.
On Palaniswami winning the vote of confidence in the Assembly, Radhakrishnan, who was in Thoothukudi on Sunday to attend a function, replied, “How long can a rented chair be used? I don’t think it will last long.”
Earlier, he said both AIADMK and the government should not be allowed to go into the hands of a single family.
He alleged that both the Dravidian parties, which ruled the state alernately, had pushed it backwards by indulging in corrupt practices.