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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.


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.

AIADMK: In search of a parental figure

March 15, 2019 4:24 pm

Jayalalitha ran the party like an autocrat and anyone however big could be thrown out of the party without any notice, what so ever. It is difficult for outsiders to understand the fear and absolute obedience that she commanded.

Explained: The importance of the two leaves to AIADMK factions

February 28, 2019 8:18 pm

Before 2017, the two leaves symbol had been frozen once earlier -- in December 1988 -- at the time of another crisis and split in the AIADMK after the death of M G Ramachandran.

AIADMK decision on alliance soon: Panneerselvam

February 15, 2019 8:09 pm

Panneerselvam, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister, said the AIADMK was continuing talks with national and state parties on stitching an alliance for the Parliamentary polls, but did not name any party.

Ravindranath Kumar: O Panneerselvam son, MP aspirant says has no problem with parties using religion

February 13, 2019 12:56 am

Claiming that politics would have been his choice even if his father was not in it, Kumar says, “I want to serve society, I am inspired by Amma (Jayalalithaa) and want to follow the path of my father.”

Kin of top AIADMK leaders in race for tickets to contest Lok Sabha polls

February 06, 2019 1:25 am

While Panneerselvam’s son P Ravindranath Kumar, who is camping in Chennai, got his application form on Tuesday, Palaniswami’s loyalists have paid Rs 25,000 and bought application forms for Mithun Kumar, the CM’s son.

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

December 25, 2018 2:58 am

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

December 20, 2018 4:26 am

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.