19 Tamil Nadu MLAs, dissidents who are backing jailbird Dinakaran (nephew of jailbird Sasikala), have submitted individual letters to Governor Vidyasagar Rao intimating their decision not to support the EPS-OPS regime.
The letters, whose contents were similar, read thus: “People have lost faith in the regime of chief-minister Edapadi K. Palaniswami; as an MLA, I have also lost faith. I, therefore, declare that I have forfeited my support by way of this letter.
“I request that appropriate action be taken on my letter intimating loss of confidence in the present regime. The chief-minister is dishonest, partial and has brought disrepute to the party by promoting corrupt activities.
“Though I’m withdrawing the support to the regime, I still continue to be an AIADMK MLA. I only withdraw my support so as to expose the misuse of power; former chief-minister O. Panneerselvam’s inclusion in the Cabinet indicates that it is only a ‘cover-up’ action,” the letters said.