Panneerselvam meets Governor, will he withdraw resignation?

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday met Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, amidst a political turmoil in the state following his revolt against AIADMK chief VK Sasikala.

Panneerselvam called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan here and held discussions with him for about 15 minutes, sources close to the chief minister said, adding that they were not aware of what transpired between the two.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of Panneerselvam saying he would withdraw his resignation from the post of chief minister, which he had tendered last Sunday, if required.

He had offered to quit as chief minister citing "personal reasons", following the election of Sasikala as AIADMK Legislature Party leader, paving her way towards the top post in the state.

Raising a banner of revolt on February 7, Panneerselvam had alleged that he was forced to step down for Sasikala to become the chief minister.