The actor has announced that his decision to join politics is not out of choice, but compulsion, thus making it sound like a sacrifice.
Once a no-confidence motion is defeated, a second one cannot be moved for the next six months.
The three camps - OPS, EPS, TTV - remain divided amid talks of the party joining NDA government.
It looks like the actor is tempted to taste another kind of power.
Does the superstar need to do this to Tamil Nadu?
The stakes are high for the two camps as both claim to be the 'real' AIADMK.
The seat fell vacant upon J Jayalalithaa's death.
The party is realising that OPS could probably be a bigger threat.
Till the end, he was considered selfless.