New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said that he is ready to sacrifice his post for the welfare of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party. Panneerselvam addressed a party meeting yesterday and told the executive committee that he had no inhibitions in stepping down from his constitutional post if it meant good for the party.Also Read - Omicron Threat: Singapore Returnee Tests Covid Positive In Tamil Nadu, Doctors Suspect Case of New Variant

The Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister dropped hints at stepping down from his position and said he wanted to strengthen the party so that it got all the 40 seats including Puducherry in the Lok Sabha elections which are scheduled for next year. Also Read - Centre Warns 5 States, 1 UT Amid Rising Covid Cases; Tells Them to Curb Infection, Fatality | Check List Here

The comment made by Panneerselvam came after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and State Deputy CM Panneerselvam were allegedly pressurised by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to vote against the Opposition motion. It is said that the MPs did not want to cast their vote and wanted to maintain a neutral stand. The members of the party rebelled in the wake of the stand to be taken in the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi-led government. Also Read - Tamil Nadu's Madurai Tightens Rules, to Ban Entry of Unvaccinated People At Public Places | Read Details

The meeting chaired by Panneerselvam also discussed strategies which needs to face the Lok Sabha election 2019. In what can be said as a strong message, Panneerselvam said that the party must stay strong and come out with a thumping victory which will send a message to the opposition parties.

During the meeting, the AIADMK leader also discussed election strategies and said the party must stay strong to ensure the “consecutive assembly election victory by Jayalalithaa”. “We will face the elections with our partners, whether at the national level or in the state. The alliance will be decided when the date of poll is announced,” he told reporters.