Outgoing Chief Minister O Panneersevlam on Thursday said his fight will continue against AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala and her family till the time J Jayalalithaa's regime is restored.
"Let us all together stop the party and government from going into the hands of a single family again. Let us form a people's government again in sync with the aspirations of people and till then this struggle will continue," he said.
"Till such time Puratchi Thalaivi Amma's regime is restored, our struggle (Dharma Yudh) will continue," he said in his first reaction after Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao invited Sasikala loyalist and AIADMK Legislature Party Leader Edappadi K Palaniswami to form the government.
Flanked by his party leaders, including former state minister K P Munusamy, he thanked his followers and people for supporting him. Panneerselvam, who had stepped in as stopgap Chief Minister twice when Jayalalithaa was alive, said, "We will win this struggle with the support of Amma's followers".