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DMK has not offered support to Panneerselvam, says Stalin

DMK working president M K Stalin today asserted that an 'appropriate decision' would be taken at the right time.

Published: 09th February 2017 11:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2017 11:25 PM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: DMK working president M K Stalin today denied that his party has offered support to Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and asserted that an 'appropriate decision' would be taken at the right time.

Distancing his party from the view expressed by one of his party deputy general secretaries Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan that DMK would offer unconditional support to Panneerselvam, Stalin said: "DMK does not concur with her view."

"Only the party president (M Karunanidhi) and General Secretary (K Anbazhagan) will take an appropriate decision at the right time," he said in a party statement here.

Stating that the "present situation" in Tamil Nadu was "extraordinary," Stalin said that under such circumstances, the party line would be decided by the top leadership "after consultations".

He advised party functionaries not to air their individual opinions.

Earlier, caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam had visited Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at the Raj Bhavan to stake his claim to form the government.

V K Sasikala had later called on Rao and given him a letter, staking claim to form the government and containing the names of supporting MLAs who elected her as AIADMK Legislature Party leader on Sunday.

She had also submitted individual letters of support furnished by AIADMK MLAs.

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