Six months after the drama in Koovathur played out ahead of the trust vote in the Assembly, the Sasikala family has once again given into resort politics.
18 MLAs who support TTV Dhinakaran have been sent to the Windflower Resort in Puducherry to 'relax and rest'.
According to the Times of India, MLA Thanga Tamilselvan (Andipatti) was the first to reach the resort at Chinnaveerampattinam near Ariyankuppam, 8km from Puducherry around 5pm on Tuesday. He was followed by K Kathirkamu (Periyakulam) constituency. Other MLAs, who checked into the resort before evening included N G Parthiban (Sholingur), C Jayanthi Padmanabhan (Gudiyattan), S Muthiah (Paramakudi), R Thangathurai (Nilakottai) and Mariappam Kennady (Manamadurai).
Barring MLA P Vetrivel (Perambur), all other MLAs had checked into the resort. It was reported that Dhinakaran is likely to visit the venue and hold discussions with the MLAs on Wednesday.
"The chief minister must have consulted us before taking a decision. We will never accept OPS into the party," MLA Thangadurai told media persons waiting outside the resort.
A staff member of the resort told TOI that he had received a call at around 1 pm for rooms to be blocked. He also confirmed to the newspaper, that 18 MLAs had checked in.