Chennai, February 17: New Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy will seek vote of confidence on the floor of the state Assembly tomorrow.
After a prolonged political crisis due to internal power war in the ruling AIADMK, Governor Vidyasagar Rao yesterday invited Mr Palaniswamy to form government and administered oath of office and secrecy. Mr Palaniswamy, known to be a VK Sasikala loyalist, has been given 15 days by the Governor to prove his majority.
The DMK with 89 MLAs in the House of 234 members has clarified that it would not support any of the AIADMK factions. The Congress having 8 members has not disclosed it decision so far. Meanwhile, 11 MPs owing allegiance to Mr Panneerselvam went to the Election Commission in Delhi yesterday and lodged complaint against the election of Ms Sasikala as the party General Secretary. They sought to nullify all her actions in that capacity including fresh appointments and removals in the party.
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