As Jayalalitha breathed her last in the hospital, Chennai propped up O. Panneerselvam as its Chief Minister. The rival M. Karunanidhi, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo also fell seriously ill and havent returned to thicket of public and party affairs. The exit of these two titans of Tamil Nadu politics created a power vacuum in the state. The demise of Jayalalitha has now put up Sasikala, the underdog of the AIADMK as the leader of the party. The power play has entered into new grounds with O. Panneerselvam refusing to resign the Chief Ministership of the State.