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Panneerselvam elected TN CM

Panneerselvam elected TN CM
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Jayalaitha DA Case: Panneerselvam Elected TN CM. Jayalalithaa loyalist and Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam was on Sunday chosen to be the next chief minister after the AIADMK supremo was convicted and sent to jail for four years in a corruption case.

  • He was Jaya’s choice outside the court after the verdict
  • A Jaya loyalist, he was CM in 2002 in a similar situation
  • She will move K’taka HC on Tuesday for bail
  • Sporadic violence continues in TN; one commits suicide

Chennai: Jayalalithaa loyalist and Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam was on Sunday chosen to be the next chief minister after the AIADMK supremo was convicted and sent to jail for four years in a corruption case.

The 63–year–old Panneerselvam, who was chosen by J Jayalalithaa to fill her shoes in a similar situation in 2001, was unanimously elected as leader of AIADMK Legislature Party here, a day after her conviction and sentencing in the Rs. 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case.

Described as “Mr Faithful”, Panneerselvam belongs to the dominant Mudukulathor community and is a trusted lieutenant of Jayalalithaa. The ruling party MLAs will meet Governor K Rosaiah to communicate to him the decision, party sources said here.

The name of Panneerselvam was understood to have been communicated by Jayalalithaa in the court itself after the verdict was pronounced pn Saturday.

Meanwhile, Jayalalithaa will move Karnataka High Court on Tuesday against the Sessions Court verdict. Tamil Nadu is limping back to normalcy. One AIADMK worker allegedly committed suicide in Chennai, unable to withstand the shock of the sentence awarded to the party chief.

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