Tamil Nadu new Chief Minister Palaniswamy had seen many ups and downs in his life, as member of AIADMK to being elected as leader of legislative Assembly by Sasikala. He had been a loyalist to Jayalalitha, even at the time of MGR and Janaki Ramachandran. He is 63. He started of a secretary of the party unit, until he grew to be MLA. He was furious with Panneerselvam and criticised him severely for not toeing the party line. For this reason, he became dear to Sasikala.