Tamil Nadu

Panneerselvam to be CM again

O. Panneerselvam arriving at the AIADMK party office in Chennai. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

O. Panneerselvam arriving at the AIADMK party office in Chennai. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam  

This is the second time Mr. Panneerslevam will become the Chief Minister of the state.

O. Panneerselvam will be the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He will assume the office for the second time under similar circumstances.

In September, 2001, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa had to step down as her appointment as Chief Minister was quashed by the Supreme Court.

Thirteen years later, the conviction of Ms. Jayalalithaa by a Special court in Bangalore has elevated him again as Chief Minister.

Mr. Panneerselvam, the AIADMK treasurer, met Governor K. Rosaiah at the Raj Bhavan on Sunday evening and submitted a letter and resolution passed by the party legislators stating that he had been unanimously elected leader of the AIADMK legislature party.

The Governor has since invited him to form the Ministry, according to a Raj Bhavan communiqué.

The swearing-in ceremony is likely on Monday. However, there is no official word on the date and time of the ceremony.

He will be the 28th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu since 1920.

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