Chennai, Feb 11: C.Vidyasagar Rao , Governor of Tamilnadu may wait for the Supreme Court verdict on Sasikala's disproportionate assets case before inviting her to take oath as chief minister.
The development comes even as the party feud escalated on Friday with Sasikala sacking party presidium chairman E Madusudanan who wrote to the Election Commission not to recognise her as General Secretary.
Sasikala urged the party workers not to have any truck. Madusudanan extended his support to Panneerselvam, saying he wanted to safeguard the party.
A section of AIADMK MLAs owing allegiance to Sasikala have dismissed media reports and allegations by the Panneerselvam camp that they have been detained at a resort near here, and asserted that they were "free".
DMK Working President and Leader of Opposition M K Stalin met the Governor and urged him to ensure that a "democratically and Constitutionally valid" government was in place in the state through a free-and-fair floor test in the Assembly.