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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O Panneerselvam son may be offered cabinet berth

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

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'.  

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Express Eye for Detail: CBI vs CBI, AIADMK MLAs to stay disqualified, and Kohli reaches another milestone

In this episode of Express Eye for Detail, a look at the battle within the CBI, the AIADMK gets a breather and Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to reach the 10,000-run mark.

Panneerselvam Leads Hunger Strike Demanding Probe In Jayalalithaa's Death In Chennai

Tamil Nadu’s former chief minister O Panneerselvam and his followers began their one day fast on Wednesday demanding a judicial inquiry into the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The hunger protest is being held at all the district headquarters in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. The protest began at 9 am and would […]


Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami Announces Various Sops For People, Shuts Down 500 TASMAC Stores

Newly appointed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, on Monday, took a number of decisions after assuming the position by winning Saturday’s trust vote in state Assembly. The CM approved the shutting of 500 state-run liquor shops (TASMACs), among the first five decisions he took. Apart from that, Palaniswami approved a 50 per cent subsidy […]

DMK Moves Madras High Court Challenging Trust Vote Won By Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami

DMK on Monday moved the Madras High Court challenging the trust vote proceedings that took place in Tamil Nadu Assembly on Saturday. Chief Minister E Palaniswami had called for a trust vote in the Assembly on Saturday after Governor C Vidyasagar Rao gave him a period of 15 days to prove his majority in the […]

5 Things To Know About Edappadi Palanisamy

E Palanisami, VK Sasikala’s loyalist and nominee for Tamil Nadu CM, has been sworn in as chief minister by Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at 4,40 pm today. He now has 15 days to prove his strength in the floor of the House. The AIADMK had earlier in the day confirmed the development, claiming it to be a victory. […]

AIADMK Crisis Continues, DMK Likely To Back O Panneerselvam

To assess the ongoing political crisis playing out in the state of Tamil Nadu, the DMK convened an emergency meet. Retracting from its earlier stand, sources in the party told The Indian Express that the party will likely reconsider the option of extending support to O Panneerselvam, in case Governor Vidyasagar Rao calls for a […]


Panneerselvam Expelled From AIADMK, Edapadi Palanisamy Elected As Legislature Party Leader

Within hours of the Supreme Court pronouncing AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala guilty in the disproportionate assets case, a section of the party MLAs elected Edapadi K Palanisamy as the legislature leader at an emergency meeting convened at Golden Bay resort in Kuvathur. Sasikala expelled caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam from the party by […]

Former Supreme Court Judge Reacts To AIADMK Crisis, Says Tamil Nadu Governor Should Act Soon

With the role of Governor C Vidyasagar Rao drawing criticism, following the delay in resolving the ongoing political crisis in Tamil Nadu, former Supreme Court Judge P B Sawant has said the Governor must “act as early as possible” and allay the “impression that he is acting partisan”.

Supreme Court Declines Urgent Hearing Of PIL Seeking To Stall Sasikala's Swearing-In As Tamil Nadu CM

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hold urgent hearing on a PIL seeking to restrain AIADMK leader V K Sasikala from being sworn in as Tamil Nadu chief minister till it decides the disproportionate assets case against her. The PIL was filed on February 6 seeking a stay on the swearing-in of Sasikala as Tamil […]

All Eyes On TN Governor After Sasikala & Panneerselvam Hold Talks At Raj Bhawan

AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala met Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao Friday evening and staked claim to form the government after the caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who was also also present at Raj Bhavan. However, the Governor did not say what he intends to do, though there were indications that he would send a […]