The Panneerselvam camp is getting stronger and bigger with each passing day. Today, 5 more AIADMK MPs met Panneerselvam, expressed solidarity with him and extended their support to his camp. With this latest move, Panneerselvam camp now has the support of 10 MPs. The four Lok Sabha MPs who have extended support to Panneerselvam include Jaisingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee (Tuticorin), Senguttuvan (Vellore), R P Marutharaja (Perambalur) and S Rajendran (Villupuram). A meeting was held at Panneerselvam’s Greenways residence, where these MPs pledged their support to Panneerselvam. The fifth MP to switch sides to Panneerselvam is Rajya Sabha MP R Lakshmanan.
While Panneerselvam still may not have the numbers to form a government, more and more people are coming out to support him. Even actors and star campaigners are now rooting for Panneerselvam. Some of these include staunch Jayalalithaa loyalists such as Ramarajan and Thiyagu. Actor-director and former MLA Arunpandian has also pledged his support to Panneerselvam.
Sasikala camp is certainly worried about these development, and claims that delay in forming the government is resulting in such issues. Some members in Sasikala camp said that the Governor needs to take swift action to put an end to all the chaos and confusion in Tamil Nadu. They also described the MPs who switched sides as traitors.