O Panneerselvam

O Panneerselvam is a senior AIADMK leader who has served as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu multiple times. He has also served in the capacity of finance minister of the state. He was known to be close to late chief minister J Jayalalithaa and was considered her Man Friday. He joined the party in 1977 and was elected in 2011 as a lawmaker from the Bodinayakkanur constituency.
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AIADMK symbol verdict: Why it is a victory for EPS, not OPS, and turbulence ahead for Sasikala

AIADMK symbol row: The verdict is a setback to VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran, and will make deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam (OPS) and his close aides insecure.

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O Panneerselvam meets PM Modi in Delhi

In fact, days after the merger of the EPS and OPS factions of the AIADMK, Thangamani had faced T T V Dinakaran’s wrath as the sidelined AIADMK leader removedThangamani from the post of the party’s Namakkal district secretary.

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TN Deputy CM Panneerselvam, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan share dais for Sivaji Ganesan memorial

A few days ago, the Opposition had questioned the AIADMK on why Chief Minister E Palaniswami was not inaugurating the memorial. Palaniswami later clarified he had prior commitments and deputed Panneerselvam to lead today’s function

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O Panneerselvam to inaugurate Sivaji Ganesan’s memorial on October 1

The 28,300 sq ft memorial has been built by the Public Works Department at a cost of Rs 2.80 crore at Adyar here in the Dravidian style of architecture.

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DMK moves Madras HC for disqualification of MLAs for voting against state government

Their act of voting against party’s whip was not condoned within 15 days, the petitioner said, contending that despite lapse of more than six months even notices had not been issued showing complete “malafide and partisan” behaviour of the speaker.

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AIADMK crisis: Madras HC stays floor test until September 20

On Thursday morning, Justice M Duraiswamy asked the advocate general for instructions from the Speaker on the issue. Later, the government counsel submitted that the Speaker was not in a position to make any statement in court and that he was exercising his constitutional authority on the issue.

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Key AIADMK meet on September 12 to take up Sasikala expulsion

A third resolution says the appointment of Sasikala was an interim arrangement, and her appointment of Dinakaran as AIADMK deputy general secretary was against party bylaws. The fourth resolution resolves to take legal action over Dr Namadhu MGR, the party’s media organ, and Jaya TV channel, both of which are controlled by members of Sasikala family.

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BJP leader calls on Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami, Deputy CM O Panneerselvam

Rival AIADMK factions led by chief minister K Palaniswami and rebel leader O Panneerselvam buried the hatchet and merged earlier this week, as they said steps would be taken to expel jailed party general secretary V K Sasikala.

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AIADMK merger fallout: TTV Dinakaran loyalists withdraw support to CM Palaniswami as DMK’s Stalin demands floor test

AIADMK merger fallout: Following Stalin’s demand for a floor test, at least 15 MLAs supporting Dinakaran were shifted to two resorts in Puducherry. Fresh roadblocks seemed to have appeared before Palaniswami as 10 more MLAs are likely to join Dinakaran camp, as per sources in both camps.

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AIADMK factions merge in Tamil Nadu: EPS and OPS are one again, move to purge Sasikala loyalists, all eyes on TTV Dinakaran

AIADMK merger: The deal, reached after several rounds of negotiations with the blessings of the BJP, will lead to the formal ouster of V K Sasikala as the AIADMK general secretary — the close aide of Jayalalithaa is doing time in prison in a disproportionate assets case.

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PM Modi assures support to OPS, Palaniswami as rival factions of AIADMK unite

Over six months after a bitter split, rival AIADMK factions merged following a power sharing arrangement under which K Palaniswami will remain the chief minister and O Panneerselvam was made his deputy.

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AIADMK factions announce merger: Edappadi Palaniswami, O Panneerselvam come together

Earlier today, 17 AIADMK MLAs reached deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran’s residence and pledged their support.

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AIADMK Merger: O Panneerselvam, Palaniswami camp all set to announce merger today

Apart from ouster of Sasikala from the party, the OPS camp has also demanded a CBI probe into J Jayalalithaa’s death, and the post of either chief minister or party general secretary for OPS.

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AIADMK merger highlights: Upset Dhinakaran group to meet Tamil Nadu Governor tomorrow

AIADMK merger live updates: AIADMK factions led by Chief Minister Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam announced their merger on Monday. O Panneerselvam will be the Deputy Chief Minister. An eleven-member coordination committee will run the party.

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Stage set for merger of ADMK factions

AIADMK merger: The two AIADMK factions are allegedly under pressure from the BJP to announce the merger before August 22, the day BJP chief Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Tamil Nadu. OPS is learnt to have taken the final decision to seal the deal at a meeting with his senior aides late on Friday night.