AIADMK merger: O Panneerselvam joins E Palaniswamy's Cabinet as deputy chief minister

Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy (L) greets O Panneerselvam (R) after he was sworn-in as the deputy chief minister in the presence of governor CH Vidyasagar Rao (C) at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Monday.

FP Staff August 21, 2017 20:49:35 IST
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy (L) greets O Panneerselvam (R) after he was sworn-in as the deputy chief minister in the presence of governor CH Vidyasagar Rao (C) at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Monday. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam factions led by Palaniswamy and  Panneerselvam formally merged on Monday afternoon. PTI
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Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy (L) greets O Panneerselvam (R) after he was sworn-in as the deputy chief minister in the presence of governor CH Vidyasagar Rao (C) at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Monday. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam factions led by Palaniswamy and  Panneerselvam formally merged on Monday afternoon. PTI
Tamil Nadu governor CH Vidyasagar Rao (second from right) and Chief Minister K Palaniswamy (second from left) with newly sworn-in deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam (R) at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Monday. Pannerselvam was made the coordinator of the merged AIADMK while Palaniswamy will be the joint coordinator, the chief minister announced at a brief event at the party headquarters. PTI
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Tamil Nadu governor CH Vidyasagar Rao (second from right) and Chief Minister K Palaniswamy (second from left) with newly sworn-in deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam (R) at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Monday. Pannerselvam was made the coordinator of the merged AIADMK while Palaniswamy will be the joint coordinator, the chief minister announced at a brief event at the party headquarters. PTI
Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister K Palaniswamy with newly sworn-in Dy CM O Panneerselvam and new ministers at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Monday. VK Sasikala's removal seems to be on the cards as prior to the merger announcement, the Palaniswamy faction was expected to pass a resolution against the AIADMK general secretary.
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Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister K Palaniswamy with newly sworn-in Dy CM O Panneerselvam and new ministers at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Monday. VK Sasikala's removal seems to be on the cards as prior to the merger announcement, the Palaniswamy faction was expected to pass a resolution against the AIADMK general secretary.
Chief Minister K Palaniswamy (R) and O Panneerselvam exchange greetings with supporters following merger of their factions in Chennai on Monday. According to Palaniswamy, AIADMK's first priority will be to revive the two-leaves symbol. PTI
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Chief Minister K Palaniswamy (R) and O Panneerselvam exchange greetings with supporters following merger of their factions in Chennai on Monday. According to Palaniswamy, AIADMK's first priority will be to revive the two-leaves symbol. PTI