AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala on Monday said everyone, including O Panneeselvam, wanted her to be the CM on the night former chief minister J Jayalalithaa died .
“I refused. At that time the CM post did not seem important to me. I am telling you this because you should know. You were not there at that time. I wanted to be by the side of Amma’s body,” Sasikala told her supporters outside the Poes Garden residence of the late chief minister.
She said chief minister Panneerselvam was an ordinary man and he was brought to these heights by Jayalalithaa. “He is now trying to divide the AIADMK. He has proved he was never a loyalist,” she said.