Tamil Nadu: O Panneerselvam presides cabinet meet with Jayalalithaa’s photo on desk

Last week, Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao allotted the portfolios to Panneerselvam.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 19, 2016 9:12 pm
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Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday chaired a cabinet meeting for the first time in absence of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, but with a picture of her placed on his desk. Paneerselvam has been allotted the portfolios that came under Jayalalithaa after she continues to remain in hospital owing to her health condition.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo hospital in Chennai on September 22. Since then the hospital has released her health bulletin regularly and said that she has been responding well to the treatment. However, in the last bulletin, the hospital reiterated that Jayalalithaa needed to stay in the hospital for more time to recuperate.

Last week, Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao allotted the portfolios to Panneerselvam. A Raj Bhavan release also said that he will also preside upon the cabinet meetings.

There has been an atmosphere of uncertainty in the state with opposition parties demanding a proof in the form of pictures or videos to show that Jayalalithaa was in a healthy condition.

The cabinet is expected to discuss various important issues including the critical Cauvery waters dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, which has already caused a lot of chaos in both the states.

A specialist from London besides three-member team of doctors from AIIMS, Delhi, had also examined Jayalalithaa, who is being treated for infection with respiratory support.

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    Mvyas
    Oct 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    My opinion on jaylalitha illness.. It is a state from which one may not wake up usually induced by some forms of trauma... Pray for Amma
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      kum
      Oct 19, 2016 at 5:05 pm
      they should stuff her d3ad body with hay and show it to tamils. they would believe she is alive.
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        PALAN GAMAN
        Oct 19, 2016 at 2:51 pm
        Appolo hospital is waiting for DMK leader after Jaya.lt;br/gt;Jaya is enjoying her hospital life while her supporters are mourning and sleeping outside hospital,People are wondering on this monthly Hospitalisation of their beloved amma.lt;br/gt;Supreme court judges,courts are eagerly waiting for their Ammah because she regularly pay them
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          PALAN GAMAN
          Oct 19, 2016 at 2:47 pm
          Is Jaya Immortel?
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            PALAN GAMAN
            Oct 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm
            These slaves are ready to wash her feet with view milk.what a primitive state Tamil Nadu.lt;br/gt;When she is admitted in the hospital they start crying,When she has a small accident they start. Jumping into sea.lt;br/gt;Now all are waiting to burn themselves with petrol ,if she doesn't return from the hospital.It is rare to see these type of Tamils slaves in. African continent.
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              PALAN GAMAN
              Oct 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm
              Why only this state is running under cinema but very sick woman?
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                g
                Oct 19, 2016 at 6:44 pm
                DMK is waiting in the wings like vulture.
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                  g
                  Oct 19, 2016 at 6:45 pm
                  She is probably in the last stages of her life. Whatever it is - as human beings give her some space. Let the subsute run the government for a while.
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                    g
                    Oct 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm
                    She may be reaching the last stages of her life. Prayers and God willing speedy recovery.lt;br/gt;The administration of the state will continue under other able hands.
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                      raghav
                      Oct 19, 2016 at 9:26 am
                      Here we see a chowbees carat !y@@...., hahahahahaha
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                        Righteous
                        Oct 20, 2016 at 2:09 pm
                        The people spreading rumours that "Jayalalitha is well" are surprisingly not getting arrested! - cheap democracy
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                          Sankara Narayanan
                          Oct 19, 2016 at 9:32 am
                          The present set-up in Tamil Nadu is utterly incapable of taking important decisions in the day-to-day running of the government in the absence of ailing Jayalalitha when important developments like Cauvery water row and by elections to three consuencies are gathering momentum n full swing. Only God can save TN from its uncertainty.
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                            swaminathan s
                            Oct 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm
                            How you have judged them. whimsical thinking. . some successor would have already born and wll takeover at appropriate time. wait and watch. All human beings are not immortal. art 356 can not be imposed when they have clear majority. ex-cm is in wheelchair with poor vision and hearing. do u want him?
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                              Vijay
                              Oct 19, 2016 at 10:54 am
                              Either Jayalalitha should cease to be the CM of the state or people must be given proof that she in the proper state of health as stated by the hospital.
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                                Augustus
                                Oct 19, 2016 at 12:01 pm
                                Please print pictures of these pimps crying and growing beard for their beloved Amma to recover, these jokers were even seen doing namaskar to the chopper which was carrying that lady
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