Amid uncertainty in TN, Governor stays put in Mumbai


Mumbai: Amid political uncertainty in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who also holds charge for the southern state, today continued to stay put in Mumbai with no indication of when he will travel to Chennai.

“The Governor will attend a scheduled event in Mumbai this evening. There is no information yet on his travel plans for either Chennai or Delhi tomorrow,” a Raj Bhavan official told a news agency.

Yesterday, Raj Bhavan sources had said Rao may leave for Chennai in a day or two.

Political crisis looms large over Tamil Nadu after O Panneerselvam last night dropped a bombshell, saying that he was forced to resign as Chief Minister to make way for AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala, who waits to be sworn in for the top job.

The Man Friday of late J Jayalalithaa chose to break his silence on the happenings in the party ever since the death of his mentor on December 5, saying he was being “insulted” by senior ministers and leaders who sought to “undermine” him after electing him the Chief Minister.