Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India]: In a major turn of events, E. Madusudhanan on Friday was removed from his post as presidium chairman and from primary membership of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).
The announcement was made via official Twitter account of the party. "E. Madusudhanan removed from his post as presidium chairman and from primary membership of AIADMK," the tweet read.
K. A. Sengottayan has now been appointed as Presidium Chairman of the party. Earlier today, Madusudhanan again trained his guns at V. K. Sasikala, saying the Election Commission (EC) should not allow V.K. Sasikala to continue as General Secretary of the party. The ongoing political turmoil in Tamil Nadu got murkier when All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary Natarajan yesterday staked her claim to form government.
"Chinnamma stakes claim to form Government," AIADMK tweeted. Sasikala earlier visited Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao and carried along with her letter of support claiming majority. She was accompanied by five senior AIADMK leaders. Hours before she met the Governor to stake claim to be Tamil Nadu's next chief minister, Sasikala lost the support of top party leader E.
Madhusudhanan to O. Panneerselvam, who has underscored that he will not give up the Chief Minister's post without a fight.
Meanwhile, Panneerselvam hit back at Sasikala for calling him a 'traitor' accusing the former of playing 'dirty tricks', adding that she instigated several ministers to give interviews to declare her as the chief minister.