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Barring Panneerselvam and School Education Minister K. Pandiarajan, all other MLAs in "the rival camp are welcome to join us", Handloom and Textiles Minister O.S. Manian told the media.
Earlier in the day, a senior leader in Panneerselvam's camp said that they expected a sizeable number of legislators from the Sasikala camp to join them. That was before the Governor invited Palaniswamy.