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Live blog – OPS vs Sasikala: As TN awaits a Chief Minister, a tug-of-war for supporters

Tamil Nadu’s political situation entered into wait-and-watch mode, with reports on Friday night indicating that the Governor may choose to maintain status quo and not swear-in a new Chief Minister immediately. Both the OPS camp and the Sasikala camp have gone into a waiting game, as the chief question of the moment is whether Sasikala is holding onto her MLAs by force. While multiple complaints have arisen that the majority of AIADMK MLAs are being held in a resort on the East Coast Road against their will, representatives of the Sasikala camp have been eager to declare that their stay there is purely voluntary and a mark of support to the AIADMK General Secretary.

Meanwhile, with no clear news on when the verdict is expected in the crucial disproportionate assets case against Sasikala, the OPS camp continues its attempts to thwart her, including claiming that Sasikala’s elevation as General Secretary is illegal according to the party’s constitution. Many key leaders from the Sasikala camp are expected to defect to the OPS camp today.

Here are the live updates of the political situation in Tamil Nadu as they unfold today.

Source: The News Minute