Chennai: Members from the O Panneerselvam faction met Speaker P Dhanapal on Friday, a day before Sasikala loyalist and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami proves his majority in the Assembly.
Those who met the Speaker include K Pandiarajan, S Semmalai and Shanmuganthan (all MLAs) and senior leader C Ponnaiyan.
The meeting assumes significance ahead of Saturday's floor test. The Panneerselvam camp has 10 MLAs on its side, including the former Chief Minister.
In his first test, Sasikala loyalist Palaniswami will seek the vote of confidence in the state Assembly.
While inviting him to form the government on Friday, Governor Vidyasagar Rao had asked Palaniswami to seek the vote of confidence in the next 15 days.
The government had later in the day announced that the vote of confidence would be held at 11 am on Saturday.