CHENNAI: Former minister C. Ponnaiyan, an MGR loyalist, on Febnruary 11 joined the camp of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam who has been expanding his support base over the last few days after revolting against AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala.
Ponnaiyan dropped in at Pannereselvam’s residence on Greenways Road in Chennai in the afternoon and extended support to him.
Ponnaiyan was a minister in all three MGR cabinets.
Earlier in the day, School Education Minister ‘Ma Foi’ Pandiarajan, Namakkal MP P.R. Sundaram and Krishnagiri MP Ashok Kumar joined the OPS camp. Pandiarajan is the first cabinet minister to join the Panneerselvam camp.
Other prominent AIADMK leaders who have extended support to Panneerselvam include party presidium chairman E. Madhusudhanan, Rajya Sabha member V. Maitreyan and party founding leader P.H. Pandian.