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Edappadi Palaniswami to be sworn in as CM can he prove majority
news Politics Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 12:05

Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao is still maintaining his silence over who the next Chief Minister will be. Meanwhile, speculations are rife that Rao will call for a floor test. 

On Wednesday night, the Governor had met both factions of AIADMK, one headed by the caretaker CM O Paneerselvam, and the other by the man chosen by Sasikala, Edappadi Palaniswami.

Although the faction headed by Edappadi Palaniswamihas a clear advantage in terms of numbers, the Governor did not call for a floor test even after Sasikala surrendered in a special court in Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara jail premises after the Supreme Court restored her four-year sentence in the DA case.

Meanwhile, the OPS camp which has 11 MLAs including OPS, maintains that more legislators would join them if the representatives were given a choice, and continue to allege that the MLAs in Golden Bay resort in Koovathur are kept there against their will.

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