Tuesday, Feb 07, 2023

O Pannerselvam

O. Panneerselvam is the current chief minister of Tamil Nadu and a member of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). He swore into the role on December 6, 2016, in the aftermath of the death of later chief minister, Jayalalithaa. This is his third term as chief minister of the state. Last two times he held the position were in 2001-02 and 2014-15. On both these ocassions he replaced Jayalalithaa who was barred to take on the role by the courts. Panneerselvam's initiation into politics happened in 1996 when he became the chairman of Periyakulam municipality. A staunch loyalist of Jayalalithaa, Panneerselvam refused to occupy the late AIDMK leader's seat in office after her death and instead kept a picture of her on it.


‘Does Edapaddi have guts to float his own party?’: Rebel leader O Panneerselvam

December 21, 2022 5:40 pm

Many party leaders also claimed that it was due to Edappadi that the party split and urged the functionaries to set him aside and work together to bring back the golden rule of Amma (J Jayalalithaa) in Tamil Nadu.

AIADMK removes Panneerselvam as its deputy leader in Tamil Nadu Assembly

July 20, 2022 9:30 am

Former Minister R B Udhayakumar was unanimously elected as AIADMK's deputy leader in the Assembly, the party's interim general secretary, Edappadi K Palaniswami said.

Madras HC declines to stay IT notice to O Panneerselvam

November 26, 2021 6:46 am

🔴 The former Chief Minister had challenged the order under section 153 C of the Income Tax Act, 1961, saying the assessment/re-assessment order was issued after March 31, 2021, when the section had been removed.

AIADMK leader O Pannerselvam’s wife passes away in Chennai

September 01, 2021 11:43 am

According to local reports, Vijayalakshmi (63) was undergoing treatment at a private hospital at Perungudi in Chennai for the last two weeks.

O Pannerselvam elected as deputy leader of AIADMK legislature party

June 14, 2021 6:09 pm

In the meeting, a total of 17 functionaries, including spokesperson V Pugazhendhi, were expelled from the primary membership of AIADMK on grounds of “bringing disrepute to the party”.

Tamil Nadu: DMDK demands ‘treatment on par with other allies’ from AIADMK

March 01, 2021 10:55 pm

According to sources, while the DMDK high is refusing to settle for less than 20 seats, the AIADMK is ready to offer them a maximum of 11 for the upcoming Assembly elections.

Chennai: As slum-dwellers oppose eviction drive, Pa. Ranjith, Kamal Haasan speak up in support

December 11, 2020 9:27 am

The Sathyavani Muthu Nagar slum is located on the banks of Cooum river. On Wednesday, protesting residents had entered the river and stayed in the neck-deep sewage water for hours after officials demolished a few houses.

Edappadi Palaniswami is AIADMK's Chief Ministerial candidate for 2021 election

October 07, 2020 12:19 pm

A 11-member steering committee, a key demand of the OPS faction since merging with EPS camp in 2017, has been constituted to oversee the election campaign. Five of the members are from the camp of O Pannerselvam, who was in race to be the face of the party.

O Raja was re-inducted following 'forget and forgive' policy: AIADMK

December 26, 2018 4:42 pm

O Raja was re-inducted into the party only after he had expressed regret for his action, Jayakumar said, but refused to divulge what kind of 'anti-party activity' actually prompted the leadership to sack him.

O Paneerselvam like a brother, we will work together soon: Tamil Nadu Minister

July 30, 2017 7:29 pm

"There are certain forces to create problems," he said. "OPS (Paneerselvam) is like a brother and the Two Leaves symbol will be retrieved at the earliest and both will work together," S P Velumani said