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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.


Tamil Nadu Interim Budget 2021-22: Key take-ways from deputy CM O Panneerselvam's speech

February 24, 2021 9:12 am

With rising costs, the budget has indicated that the state's fiscal deficit is expected to be 4.99 per cent. State debt is set to rise to Rs. 5.7 trillion even as revenue has been projected at Rs 1,80,700.62 crore.

Metro line Prime Minister Modi inaugurated to ease commute for North Chennai residents

February 15, 2021 6:40 pm

The stretch from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar includes seven Metro stations, with two undergrounds. It will significantly cut travel time from North Chennai to the airport.

AIADMK leaders pay tribute to Jayalalithaa on fourth death anniversary

December 05, 2020 2:03 pm

Clad in black shirt, party coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, party co-coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and other AIADMK ministers and MLAs paid tribute to AIADMK supremo’s memorial.


October 08, 2020 8:21 am

Chief Minister and his deputy present united front. But AIADMK, post Jayalalithaa, may need more than that

Explained: Why AIADMK has chosen EPS as chief minister candidate

October 10, 2020 2:58 pm

To put it simply, Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) is the most powerful leader in the AIADMK at the moment. He enjoys the support of almost all cabinet members, MLAs and party forums in districts.

Explained: Ahead of TN Polls, AIADMK has a crisis to resolve & many questions to answer within

October 06, 2020 9:01 am

EPS, as a CM, has also emerged as a seasoned politician and a not-so-bad administrator for the bureaucracy, the famous Madras Cadre of Tamil Nadu, who actually runs the government administration.

Understanding between Palaniswami, his deputy like one between Lord Ram, Lakshman: Minister

September 19, 2020 2:33 pm

The duo were leading the party with military-like discipline, Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar told reporters answering a question on Friday's party meet vis-a-vis claims of differences on some issues between the top two leaders.

TN Budget: Panneerselvam expects revenue slowdown in FY20; announces ‘farmer-centric’ policy

February 15, 2020 2:00 am

The fiscal deficit for the next financial year is Rs 59,346 crore, which is 2.84 per cent of GSDP, against the current financial year’s fiscal deficit Rs 55,058 crore, which was 2.97 per cent of GSDP.

O Panneerselvam son may be offered cabinet berth

May 26, 2019 5:26 am

P Raveendranath Kumar is a first-time MP whose politics has been limited to Theni and Periyakulam under the clout of his father. A senior RSS leader from Coimbatore said NDA may consider Kumar to keep AIADMK in good humour.

In this Tamil Nadu seat, the fight is also over Jaya’s legacy

April 14, 2019 11:04 am

The buzz in Mettu Neerathan village is that the whole state is watching Theni for signs. Once the voters here show the way, Jaya loyalists statewide would sense it, swing in sync and the winner would take all.