M. Karunanidhi on Thursday said the display of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on the floats during the Republic Day celebrations showed that officials and ministers had not accepted O. Panneerselvam as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
In a statement here, he said that even though the first Bench of the Madras High Court, on a petition filed by former Union Minister T.R. Baalu, had directed the State government to take decision on the portraits of Ms Jayalalithaa still adorning government departments, officials had not yet come out with a proper explanation.
“Instead they have put on display the pictures of Ms Jayalalithaa on the floats. There was not even a single portrait of Mr. Panneerselvam.
Moreover his Cabinet colleagues had not bothered to accord him a formal farewell when they left the venue,” he said