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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With 23 MLAs, T T V Dinakaran shows his strength, gets in the way of merger

The rally comes at a time when the two factions, led by Chief Minister E K Palaniswami and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, seem set to seal a merger deal by ousting Sasikala and her family from the party.

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Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami expects to see merger of AIADMK factions soon

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami’s comments come in the wake of the rival O Panneerselvam-led Puratchi Thalaivi Amma faction stating that it had not heard from the Amma camp on the merger talks. The merger has been on the cards for sometime.

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Leaders of three AIADMK factions travel by same flight

Though the K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam camp had initiated steps for discussing modalities of merger, the latter had disbanded a committed formed for this purpose saying their main demand was ouster of V K Sasikala and Dhinakaran from the party.

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Man with knife causes flutter as O Panneerselvam arrives

O Panneerselvam had been accorded CRPF security cover by the Centre from April 2 in the wake of incidents including, hurling of stones on his vehicle after he had revolted against AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala’s leadership in February this year.

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J Jayalalithaa death: O Panneerselvam offers Rs 10k to anyone getting reply from CM K Palaniswami

Panneerselvam reiterated that his party’s “dharma yudh” would continue till the ‘mysterious knots’ in the death of Jayalalithaa were removed. Panneerselvam-led AIADMK faction had on March 8 staged a one-day fast here and in the district capitals, demanding an independent probe into the demise of Jayalalithaa.

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Presidential polls: OPS faction announces support for Ram Nath Kovind 

Panneerselvam said BJP National President Amit Shah had sought support from him for Kovind and the matter was discussed with senior functionaries of the faction on Thursday, besides MPs and MLAs owing allegiance to him.

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O Panneerselvam announces dissolution of panel for holding merger talks

A cheer went up from the cadre after he made the announcement, sources in the AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) faction said. “He announced that the panel stands dissolved,” a source said.

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After O Panneerselvam, Palaniswami meets PM Modi, says didn’t talk politics

Panneerselvam had met the Prime Minister last week.

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O Panneerselvam clarifies on speculation of alliance with BJP

Panneerselvam met prime minister Narendra Modi to discuss the political developments in the state.

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AIADMK merger stuck, OPS meets PM Modi

The meeting came on a day actor Rajinikanth dropped hints about his political ambition.

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O Panneerselvam meets PM Narendra Modi, seeks funds for drought-hit TN

Panneerselvam said the PM Modi assured he would look into farmer issues in the drought-hit state as well.

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O Panneerselvam embarks on state-wide tour to reconnect with voters

His tour comes at a time when merger talks between the two warring factions of the AIADMK have stalled.

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Tamil Nadu deal closer: OPS back as CM and EPS as AIADMK chief

Tamil Nadu deal: According to sources, what forced the ruling faction to give up the post of chief minister was the “vulnerable state of the government”.

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50 years after first Dravidian government in Tamil Nadu, here’s a look at history of AIADMK and others

The rift between Sasikala and Panneerselvam and the overall chaos in the party, highlights all that was wrong with the Dravidian movement

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RK Nagar bypoll: Sasikala faction to be called ‘AIADMK Amma’, OPS group gets ‘AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma’

RK Nagar bypoll: While former presidium chairman Madhusudanan is the OPS nominee, Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dinakaran is the other candidate.