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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Week after expulsion: AIADMK readmits Panneerselvam’s brother O Raja

A brief statement, signed by party coordinator Panneerselvam and CM Edappadi K Palaniswami, said Raja was being readmitted after he expressed regret for his actions.

AIADMK expels Panneerselvam brother O Raja for ‘anti-party’ act

The development came hours after Raja won the post of chairman in Madurai zone of Aavin — or Tamil Nadu Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited — by sidelining a staunch Panneerselvam loyalist.


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'.  

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.

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.

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".


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.

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

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.

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.