The Dance of Democracy Is On A Full Swing In The State Of Tamilnadu. And, You Just Can't Miss This One.
It has just been a couple of months since the Puratchi Thalaivi, or the revolutionary leader and the undisputed Chief Minister of the state of Tamil Nadu left the mortal world that the dirty politics to become the next chief minister has begun. As of now, with Jayalalitha gone, the AIADMK party lacks proper leadership and people with different ideologies among the same party who were together under the beloved Amma have now started showing their true colours. The leaders of the party find this time as an opportunity to make their stand strong in the political arena of the state. It is evident that the ruling AIADMK now has two clear divisions - one led by Sasikala and the other under Panneerselvam, both claiming themselves to be the next chief minister and this has created clashes within the party for some time now.
AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP V Maitreyan on Saturday urged the President and the central government to take "severe action" against party General Secretary VK Sasikala for her "threatening" statement against the state Governor.
"She has threatened the Tamil Nadu Governor, a constitutional authority. We urge the President of India, Prime Minister, Home Minister to take severe action against her for threatening the state Governor," said Maitreyan.
He also said that Sasikala is trying to create law and order problem in the state and action should be taken against her. Maitreyan said some more state ministers are expected to join hands with Panneerselvam.
Speaking to party cadres on Saturday, Sasikala said she believes in democracy and justice and maintaining patience. "Only to some extent we can be patient. After that we all together would do what needs to be done," she said.
Such a comment came after her meeting with the state governor C. Vidyasagar Rao. Sasikala has already submitted documents to the governor electing her as the leader of legislature party and staked her claim to form the government. However, the Governor has not called her to form the government and this made Sasikala furious after which she said something has to be done altogether after exhibiting patience for a brief time.
Panneerselvam revolted against Sasikala alleging that he was forced to resign as chief minister to pave the way for Sasikala to occupy that chair.
Two clear divisions can be very well seen in the AIADMK party under the leadership of Paneerselvam and Sasikala. The politics of Tamil Nadu is totally messed up right now. Keeping in mind the current situation, the party may witness divisions in the days to come. The state has already been through a difficult situation recently with Amma gone and now, the lack of a strong leader to take over the charge of the Iron Lady, the condition has worsened. The clashes will continue to exist between the two leaders and their followers until majority is proved by any one of them or elections are conducted once again. Only time will tell, what's there in the fate of Tamil Nadu and its people.