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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.


Far from done, Sasikala takes another shot in the dark

April 25, 2022 8:48 pm

Since she came out of prison after four years, in a corruption case, Sasikala or Chinamma as her supporters call her – drawing on her association with Amma -- has kept the AIADMK on its toes while, more than once, flattering to deceive.

Madras HC quashes defamation cases against Panneerselvam, Palaniswami

April 01, 2022 9:17 am

Accepting the arguments of senior advocates A Natarajan for Palaniswami and Vijay Narayan for Panneerselvam, Justice M Nirmal Kumar quashed Pugalendhi's complaints seeking to punish them for offences under Sections 499 and 500 of the IPC (defamation).

After poll defeat, OPS faction to back Sasikala’s return to ‘unite the party’

March 04, 2022 8:58 am

Starting from the Theni district on Wednesday, party coordinator O Panneerselvam held a meeting at his residence and decided to move to “unite the party” by bringing back Sasikala supporters.

AIADMK formalises ‘dual leadership’; primary members to elect coordinator, joint coordinator

December 01, 2021 7:48 pm

Sources said the decision will help joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami to prevent V K Sasikala from returning to AIADMK, after whose expulsion the coordinator and the joint coordinator have been leading the party

Panneerselvam asks TN CM Stalin to call all-party meeting on Mullaperiyar issue

November 14, 2021 12:36 am

Panneerselvam, who is from the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border region where the Mullaperiyar dam is situated, asked Chief Minister M K Stalin to take the matter to the Supreme Court and not hold any more talks with the neighbouring state.

Panneerselvam slams DMK's opposition to bring petroleum products under GST, reminds it of its earlier stand

September 20, 2021 11:36 am

Explaining in detail DMK's earlier demand for bringing petroleum products under the GST and its Finance Minister P T Palanivel Thiaga Rajan now opposing any such move, he said there was an "apprehension" among the public that the ruling party's earlier stand was only a "desperate attempt to capture power", AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam said.

Panneerselvam and Palaniswami exempted from appearing before lower court in defamation case

September 14, 2021 9:36 am

The two leaders had contended that the complaint was bad in law in as much as the same was perverse and liable to be quashed. It did not make out any prima facie case and none of the essential ingredients of Secs. 499 and 500 of the IPC had been made out by the complainant.

OPS wife dead, Stalin, Sasikala offer condolences

September 02, 2021 2:31 am

Senior leaders, including Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, opposition leader Edappadi K Palaniswami and ousted general secretary of AIADMK, V K Sasikala, met Panneerselvam and expressed condolences at the hospital.

Special court issues summons again to top AIADMK leaders

August 25, 2021 8:32 am

The first summon was issued on the basis of a defamation complaint from V Pugalendhi, who had been expelled from the AIADMK recently, for his alleged anti-party activities.

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin announces memorial for Karunanidhi costing Rs 39 cr, opposition welcomes move

August 24, 2021 12:47 pm

Stalin said the memorial, which is set to be built on 2.21 acres on Marina Beach in Chennai, will have digital content on the life and achievements of Karunanidhi.