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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.