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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Tamil Nadu: Dhinakaran reiterates allegations about Panneerselvam’s plan to oust CM Palaniswamy

While referring to the instance of the deputy chief minister voting against the chief minister in last year’s no-confidence motion, Dhinakaran remarked that Panneerselvam has a ‘tendency to betray’.  

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TTV Dinakaran claims OPS wanted to meet him to ‘oust’ CM Palaniswami

TTV Dinkaran, who was earlier an AIADMK leader, claimed that Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam met him and told him he wished to become the chief minister. Dinakaran added that there was evidence to prove that their meeting was held.

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AIADMK MLA Karunas arrested for making derogatory remarks against CM Palaniswami

The arrest comes three days after the Thiruvadanai MLA was booked under various criminal charges, including criminal intimidation and attempt to murder, in connection with the speech.

Deputy Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

Ready to ‘sacrifice’ post for welfare of AIADMK: Deputy CM O Panneerselvam

During the meeting, the AIADMK leader also discussed election strategies and said the party must stay strong to ensure the “consecutive assembly election victory by Jayalalithaa”.

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Nirmala Sitharaman gives Panneerselvam the cold shoulder

Ahead of his visit to Sitharaman’s office, Panneerselvam told reporters in Delhi that he had come to personally thank Sitharaman for sending a defence-owned air ambulance during a medical emergency of his brother.

Deputy Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

Don’t call me ‘hero of Jallikattu’, says Panneerselvam

After the formal nod for the sport in January 2017 by the AIADMK government, ruling party leaders and legislators have often called Panneerselvam as ‘jallikattu nayagan’ to signify his efforts in facilitating the conduct of the sport.

PM Modi asked me to join, save AIADMK govt: O Panneerselvam

PM Modi asked me to join, save AIADMK govt: O Panneerselvam

His remarks come at a time when Panneerselevam’s credibility, which he gained for rebelling against Jayalalithaa’s close aide, Sasikala, is being questioned after joining Chief Minister Palaniswami’s cabinet.

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Madurai: Shops will be shifted if found responsible for temple fire, says Panneerselvam

O Panneerselvam assured that the renovation work of Vasanatharayar Mandapam would be taken up soon as per ‘Agama’ rules and restored according to the stipulations.

AIADMK expels more than 50 office-bearers from the party

Panneerselvam, AIADMK coordinator, and Palaniswami, the co-coordinator, announced the expulsion of the 58 people in separate statements, signed by both of them.

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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.

Cauvery issue: AIADMK to hold hunger strike in Tamil Nadu on April 2

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.

Deputy Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

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.

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.