The political situation in Tamil Nadu has once again reached fever pitch, as the AIADMK has fallen into a new state of turmoil.
After allegations that TTV Dhinakaran had tried to bribe the Election Commission of India for securing the two leaves symbol for the Sasikala camp of the party, rumbles emerged in the faction that seemed securely in hold of the government.
With a number of MLAs declaring that Sasikala and Dhinakaran will have no place in the party, there are now three factions that have emerged within the AIADMK.
While one comprises the 11 MLAs who originally split from the party along with O Panneerselvam, the second comprises the majority of MLAs together with Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy.
A third faction that has declared its loyalty to Sasikala and TTV Dhinakaran, has at least eight MLAs in it. With pulls in so many directions, the fate of AIADMK and also the government hangs in the balance, as snap polls could result if the party loses its majority in the Assembly.