Tamil Nadu

The Hindu poll: Overwhelming support for O. Panneerselvam as Chief Minister

Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam at Jayalalithaa memorial and AIADMK chief V.K. Sasikala at Poes Garden in Chennai on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: R. Ravindran, G. Sribharath

After Chief Minister O Panneerselvam revolted against AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala on Tuesday night and plunged the fate of the Tamil Nadu government into uncertainity, we asked our readers to vote on what they thought was the best scenario for the State.

Readers were given the following options:

- O. Panneerselvam as Chief Minister

- V. K Sasikala as Chief Minister

- President’s Rule

- Fresh elections

- Floor test (option given only on The Hindu)

O. Panneerselvam was the clear favourite for the post of Chief Minister with 59% of respondents on Twitter and 57% of respondents on The Hindu website voting for him. On the other hand, the option of V.K. Sasikala as Chief Minister received very poor response. (Twitter – 3%, The Hindu – 2%)

An average of 30% of the voters opted to call for fresh elections in the State.

Here are the numbers:

 TwitterThe Hindu website
Total votes11,16815,221
O. Panneerselvam as CM59%57%
V.K. Sasikala as CM3%2%
Impose President’s Rule7%7%
Call fresh elections31%28%
Floor test 6%



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