AIADMK, the story so far

AIADMK merger: Panneerselvam is Deputy CM, gets finance portfolio

AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma faction leader and former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. A file photo.

AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma faction leader and former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. A file photo.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Mr. Panneerselvam, who thrice held the post of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, will be sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister

The two warring factions of AIADMK (Amma) headed by former Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam and AIADMK (PTA) headed by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami merged on Monday, six months after the party split.

Mr. Panneerselvam, who thrice held the post of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, was sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister in the cabinet headed by Mr. Palaniswami at a ceremony to be held at Raj Bhavan this evening.

Mr. Panneerselvam will also hold the plum portfolios of Finance, Housing, Rural Housing, Housing Development, Slum Clearance Board and Accommodation Control, Town Planning, Urban Development, and Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority.

D. Jayakumar, who held the Finance Ministry, will remain the Fisheries Minister of the State, a portfolio he was given before the split in the AIADMK.

'Ma Foi' K. Pandiarajan, who held the School Education portfolio before quitting to join Mr. Panneerselvam, has been given the portfolio of Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture. These portfolios were earlier held by Sevvoor S. Ramachandran. Mr. Pandiarajan would also hold the Archaeology portfolio.

Udumalai K. Radhakrishnan, who was divested of Housing portfolio, has been given Animal Husbandry, while P. Balakrishna Reddy, who held the post earlier has been given the Youth Welfare and Sports Development ministries.

In addition to Law, C.Ve. Shanmugam would also hold the portfolio of Mines and Minerals hitherto held by Mr. M.C. Sampath, the release from the Governor's Secretary added. The swearing-in is scheduled at 4.30 pm.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Apr 3, 2020 12:15:47 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/aiadmk-merger-panneerselvam-to-be-deputy-cm-gets-finance-portfolio/article19533739.ece

In Depth
Tamil Nadu Speaker disqualifies 18 dissident AIADMK MLAs
19 pro-Dhinakaran MLAs withdraw support to Palaniswami
AIADMK factions bury the hatchet
Former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa stepping out of her house in Poes Garden. File photo
T.N. to probe Jayalalithaa’s death
Betrayal has aligned with betrayal, says Dhinakaran
The Dhinakaran rebellion: Decoding the loyalty factor
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palanisami and Deputy CM O. Paneerselvam visit former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's memorial after announcing the merger of the two warring AIADMK factions.
AIADMK after Jayalalithaa: from a split to merger in six months
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palanisami and Deputy CM O. Paneerselvam visit former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's memorial after announcing the merger of the two warring AIADMK factions.
As it happened: AIADMK factions merge, OPS is Deputy CM
You are reading
AIADMK merger: Panneerselvam is Deputy CM, gets finance portfolio
In final push for merger, Sasikala may be sidelined on Monday
Talks on merger move a step forward, says Panneerselvam
No link between TN Govt and AIADMK, says Dhinakaran
20 MLAs, six MPs attend Dhinakaran’s rally in Melur
Party organ republishes Sasikala’s plea for unity
AIADMK group to move away from Sasikala
Edapaddi camp questions Dhinakaran’s appointments
Dhinakaran announces new office-bearers, set to tour T.N.
Arukutty now in Edappadi camp
Panneerselvam disbands AIADMK merger panel
‘Edappadi should come clean on links with Sasikala family’
Dhinakaran camp continues to chip away at Edappadi camp
Money laundering case against Dhinakaran
T.T.V. Dhinakaran arrested for bid to bribe poll panel
Edappadi camp rejects OPS faction’s preconditions for merger
OPS camp talks tough, sets preconditions for merger
As AIADMK Amma decides to oust TTV Dhinakaran, 6 MLAs meet him
T.T.V. Dhinakaran during a poll campaign in Chennai
T.T.V. Dhinakaran charged with bid to bribe poll panel
EC cancels RK Nagar bypoll
RK Nagar nomination papers
Key candidates in R.K. Nagar by-election
Sasikala faction is 'AIADMK Amma' and OPS' 'AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma'
MPs belonging to the Sasikala faction leaving the Election Commission on Wednesday.
EC freezes 'two leaves' for R.K. Nagar bypoll
Deepa launches party
Edappadi Palaniswami wins floor test
Chief Minsiter Edappadi K. Palaniswami arriving at the Golden Bay Resorts in Koovathur.
After swearing-in, CM, most MLAs return to Koovathur resort
Edappadi Palaniswami sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
MLAs at resort ‘shielded’ from media, visitors
Madhusudhanan asks EC to reject Sasikala’s election as party chief
AIADMK power struggle: Movers and shakers
130 AIADMK MLAs "free and safe in MLA hostel at Chepauk"
A stopgap Chief Minister who became unstoppable
AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala leaves after paying her tributes at the Jayalalithaa memorial, in Chennai on Thursday.
Sasikala stakes claim, all eyes on Governor
Panneerselvam dismisses Sasikala’s charge of DMK conspiracy
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam speaking to mediapersons on Wednesday.
Judicial inquiry will be ordered into Jayalalithaa's death: Panneerselvam
Tamil Nadu CM O. Panneerselvam at the Jayalalithaa memorial
OPS revolts, says he was forced to quit
Decks cleared for Sasikala as Governor accepts Pannerselvam’s resignation
AIADMK functionaries greet AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala at the party headquarters in Chennai on Sunday.
Sasikala set to become Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Sasikala Pushpa writes to EC on Sasikala Natarajan’s appointment as AIADMK general secretary
A banner placed outside the AIADMK general council meeting venue mentioning V.K. Sasikala as the party's general secretary, on Thursday.
V.K. Sasikala appointed as AIADMK general secretary
Sasikala takes over as AIADMK general secretary
O. Panneerselvam sworn in as Chief Minister
Jayalalithaa is no more
Next Story