Chennai: AIADMK coordinator O. Panneerselvam’s staunch supporter and AIADMK steering committee member Cholavanthan is a former MLA from the constituency. The AIADMK was shocked when Manikkam today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Manikkam was the AIADMK MLA from Cholavanthan constituency from 2016 to 2021. The OPS ‘Dharmayutham against Sasikala in the AIADMK was the first MLA to voice his support for him. Cholavanthan is the gem.