EPS, OPS issue strict warning to Sasikala family

Even as 19 legislators supporting TTV Dinakaran continued to stay in a Puducherry resort, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and deputy CM O Panneerselvam joined hands to issue a strict warning to Sasikala clan.

Speaking at MGR centenary at Ariyalur, EPS said, “Amma had defeated many conspiracies during her time, that is why she lives in hearts of millions, so no one can make this government fall.”

Panneerselvam said that no one has the power to topple this government. On Wednesday, both EPS and OPS took a single flight to reach Tiruchy, from where they left for Ariyalur.

Meanwhile, close on the heels of its alliance partner, the DMK, demanding floor test in the assembly, Congress on Wednesday urged Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to direct chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to prove his majority, as 19 MLAs have raised revolt against him.

In the meantime, speaking to reporters at Chennai airport, Lok Sabha deputy speaker M Thambidurai, one of the senior leaders of the AIADMK, ruled out any threat to the government.

“The government led by Palaniswami is functioning without any differences. I don’t see any threat,” he said.

Thambidurai added: “There will be a split only if two thirds of MLAs go out from a party. But that is not the case now. The government is strong.”