10 Quotes of O. Panneerselvam when he first time broke his silence against V. K. Sasikala (Sasikala Natarajan)

10 Quotes of O. Panneerselvam when he first time broke his silence against V. K. Sasikala (Sasikala Natarajan)
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1I came to Amma’s memorial as my conscience hurt me.

2I wish to put forth some truths before the people and cadre, because Amma’s soul asked me to do so.

3They asked me to take over as chief minister and said Madhusudanan will become the general secretary. I did not accept that.

4During the past, on two occasions, Amma had given the opportunity of becoming chief minister.  It was enough for me.

5However, they insisted, saying since Amma had chosen you for that post twice earlier, if we chose someone else for that post now, it would not augur well with the people.

6I had decided to lead the government following Amma’s footsteps and was doing so.

7Later, the jallikattu protest took place.  With a view to bring it to an end to the agitations, I urged the prime minister to promulgate an Ordinance.

8After visiting Ernavur to inspect the progress made in removal of spilled oil, I went to Poes Garden where all ministers were present. They said they were making arrnagements for electing Sasikala as the chief minister. I asked them what was the necessity to do so at this moment.

9Someone chosen by the grassroot level cadre should be the general secretary; one acceptable to the people should be the chief minister.

10I will continue of the public and party cadre wish so.

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