Articles about O. Panneerselvam

Ottakarathevar Panneerselvam, also known as O.P.S., is an Indian politician who served as the second Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from August 21, 2017 to May 6, 2021. He has served three terms as the 6th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 2001-2002, 2014-2015, and 2016-2017. From May 11, 2021, he is serving as the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. Panneerselvam is also the chief coordinator of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). In 1969, he started his political career as a DMK worker and later joined the AIADMK in 1973 after MG Ramachandran split from the DMK. He has also served as the Chairman of Periyakulam Municipality from 1996-2001. Panneerselvam was a loyal supporter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa. His first two terms as a Chief Minister came when the Supreme Court barred Jayalalithaa from holding the post and she was forced to resign. Panneerselvam’s third term started following Jayalalithaa’s death.

Tamil Nadu Budget 2021: Rs. 19,420 crore allocated for healthcare

23 Feb 2021

India
Tamil Nadu Budget 2021: Rs. 19,420 crore allocated for healthcare

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presented the state's interim budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 in Chennai today.

OPS presents budget for Tamil Nadu, Opposition stages walk out

23 Feb 2021

India
OPS presents budget for Tamil Nadu, Opposition stages walk out

On Tuesday, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presented the interim budget for 2021-22, even as the Opposition staged a walk-out since it was denied permission to speak ahead of the session.

AIADMK decides to expel Sasikala, Dhinakaran from the party

28 Aug 2017

Politics
AIADMK decides to expel Sasikala, Dhinakaran from the party

AIADMK has decided to expel general secretary VK Sasikala in accordance with O Panneerselvam's conditions for a merger. All appointments made by her will be scrapped.

AIADMK crisis: After months of feuding, OPS-EPS announce merger

21 Aug 2017

Politics
AIADMK crisis: After months of feuding, OPS-EPS announce merger

After months of feud, the two AIADMK factions led by TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam have announced a merger.

Sasikalaa, OPS factions face off for RK Nagar

23 Mar 2017

Politics
Sasikalaa, OPS factions face off for RK Nagar

The Panneerselvam and Sasikalaa camps are set to face for the RK Nagar polls.

Palaniswami wins trust vote in Tamil Nadu assembly

18 Feb 2017

Politics
Palaniswami wins trust vote in Tamil Nadu assembly

Edappadi Palaniswami, leading the pro-Sasikala faction of the AIADMK, won the floor test with 122 MLAs voting for him and 11 against.

Team OPS dismiss Sasikala from AIADMK

17 Feb 2017

Politics
Team OPS dismiss Sasikala from AIADMK

AIADMK presidium chairman E Madhusudanan has sacked Sasikala, her deputy T T V Dinakaran and another relative S Venkatesh from the party, citing Sasikala's high-profile criminal background.

TN Governor invites Palaniswami to be the Chief Minister

16 Feb 2017

Politics
TN Governor invites Palaniswami to be the Chief Minister

On Thursday, Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao invited the legislature party leader of AIADMK, Edapaddi K Palaniswami to form the government of Tamil Nadu.

SC convicts Sasikala in disproportionate assets case, won't be CM

14 Feb 2017

Politics
SC convicts Sasikala in disproportionate assets case, won't be CM

AIADMK general secretary Sasikala has been convicted by the Supreme Court in more than a decade old disproportionate assets case.

Sasikala keeps waiting for her swearing-in

07 Feb 2017

Politics
Sasikala keeps waiting for her swearing-in

On Monday, Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao accepted the resignation handed to him by O Panneerselvam.

Chidambaram reacts to Sasikala's elevation to CM

06 Feb 2017

Politics
Chidambaram reacts to Sasikala's elevation to CM

General Secretary of Tamil Nadu's AIADMK, Sasikala was elected as the party's leader on Sunday, and is on her way to becoming the CM.

Sasikala elected Legislature Party Head

05 Feb 2017

Politics
Sasikala elected Legislature Party Head

Sources revealed that V. K. Sasikala has been elected as the AIADMK Legislature Party Leader.

Now, Jayalalithaa's niece to enter politics

17 Jan 2017

Politics
Now, Jayalalithaa's niece to enter politics

On Tuesday, Deepa Jayakumar, niece of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that she has decided to enter politics to fulfill her aunt's dreams.

M Thambidurai wants Sasikala to be Tamil Nadu's CM

02 Jan 2017

Politics
M Thambidurai wants Sasikala to be Tamil Nadu's CM

Two days after VK Sasikala took charge as AIADMK's general secretary, the Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai urged her to be the CM of the state.

Sasikala takes over as AIADMK general secretary

31 Dec 2016

Politics
Sasikala takes over as AIADMK general secretary

V.K. Sasikala was appointed the general secretary of the AIADMK today.

Jayalalithaa's niece to challenge Sasikala

11 Dec 2016

Politics
Jayalalithaa's niece to challenge Sasikala

Amid calls for Sasikala Natrajan to take over as AIADMK general secretary, Deepa Jayakumar, Jayalalithaa's niece called the move "very unfortunate".

Sasikala: The new AIADMK power centre

09 Dec 2016

Politics
Sasikala: The new AIADMK power centre

Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam, accompanied by ministers Edappadi K Palaniswami, Dindigul C Sreenivasan, P Thangamani and S P Velumani visited Poes Garden to meet Jayalalithaa's close aide Sasikala Natrajan.