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O. Panneerselvam

O. Paneerselvam is a former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Prior to his entry into politics, he owned agricultural lands and a tea shop which he still owns. He was the chairman of Periakulam municipality in 1996. Then he contested the 2001 MLA election from Periakulam and become the PWD minister. He is the first Person from Southern Mass Devar Community to become the CM of Tamil Nadu. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in September 2001 after the appointment of the then Chief Minister and AIADMK party chief J. Jayalalithaa was quashed by the Supreme Court of India. In March 2002, he resigned as Chief Minister and J. Jayalalithaa was sworn in after the Supreme Court overturned her conviction and sentence and she won a by-election from Andipatti assembly constituency. During his stint as Chief Minister, he was widely criticized of heading a puppet government closely micro-managed by Jayalalithaa.
After his resignation he became the Public Works Department minister in the Jayalalithaa government. O. Paneerselvam was the leader of the AIADMK legislative party and the Leader of the Opposition in the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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TN looks to more investments from Singapore: Jayalalithaa
2014-07-04
Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam, Industries Minister P. Thangamani, Chief Secretary Mohan Verghese Chunkath, formed part of the Tamil Nadu delegation. The Singapore team included High Commissioner to India Lim Thuan Kwan; Consul-General in ...
(The Hindu)
  1. Singapore-TN Ties Get a Leg-up
  2. J Jayalalithaa seeks Singapore help in desalination
  3. Significant synergy between Singapore, Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa

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Rajya Sabha byelection: AIADMK's Navaneethakrishnan files papers
2014-06-16
Chief minister J Jayalalithaa and her ten senior cabinet colleagues, including O Panneerselvam, Natham R Viswanathan, R Vaithialingam and Edappadi K Palaniswami, proposed his name. Navaneethakrishnan had been the chairman of the Tamil Nadu ...
(Times of India)
  1. Navaneethakrishnan Files Papers for Rajya Sabha Seat, Declares Assets worth ...

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Tamil Nadu for new infrastructure fund
2014-06-10
The public-private partnership approach towards infrastructure development has not provided the much-needed impetus for investment, said Tamil Nadu finance minister O Panneerselvam. At the state finance ministers meeting, chaired by Union finance ...
(Business Standard)

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    Tamil Nadu seeks finance hub status for Chennai
    2014-06-10
    "The Centre may consider Chennai as an International Finance Centre in addition to Mumbai and consider policy, regulatory and administrative measures necessary to establish" such an ecosystem in the city, state finance minister O Panneerselvam said at ...
    (Times of India)
    1. Infrastructure fund can help PPP projects: TN govt

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    GST: Compensation for revenue loss remain an issue with states
    2014-06-09
    "A consultative approach is needed to arrive at a just and fair solution to GST imbroglio," Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam said in his presentation to Jaitley. "Tamil Nadu is also concerned about the impact of the proposed GST council on ...
    (Economic Times)
    1. Government steps up efforts for GST rollout
    2. GST: Revenue loss compensation remains issue with states

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    Water released for crops in Cumbum valley
    2014-06-02
    Releasing water from the dam, Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam said initially 200 cusecs of water would be released from the dam for the next 120 days continuously. A total of 14,707 acres — 11,807 acres in Uthamapalayam, 2,412 acres in Theni and 488 ...
    (The Hindu)

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      தமிழக அமைச்சர் ஓ.பன்னீர்செல்வத்தின் ...
      2014-04-20
      ... பணத்தை தேர்தல் பறக்கும் படையினர் பறிமுதல் செய்தனர். Rs 1 lakh seized from Tamil Nadu Minister O. Panneerselvam assistant to. Tags: பறிமுதல் sezied ஓ.பன்னீர்செல்வம் o.panneer selvam.
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      1. அமைச்சர் ஓ.பன்னீர்செல்வம் உதவியாளரிடம் ...

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      Vehicles screened at TN Minister's house for cash
      2014-04-19
      Theni (TN), Apr 19 (PTI) Election officials today checked vehicles entering and leaving the farm house of Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam in this district following information that money was being distributed to voters from there, but ...
      (Press Trust of India)

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        Jaya & Left in seat deadlock
        2014-03-05
        There were unconfirmed reports that AIADMK treasurer O. Panneerselvam visited the CPM and CPI offices on Tuesday night to inform leaders that “we will part as friends”. Sources said Prakash Karat's attempts to contact Jayalalithaa failed. “We have ...
        (Calcutta Telegraph)
        1. AIADMK parts ways with Left parties in Tamil Nadu

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