Panneerselvam resigns as Tamil Nadu CM citing personal reasons

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, on Sunday, tendered his resignation from the post citing 'personal reasons' and setting the stage for takeover of V K Sasikala, who was elected as Legislature Party leader in the day.

PTI February 05, 2017 22:41:04 IST
Panneerselvam resigns as Tamil Nadu CM citing personal reasons

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, on Sunday, tendered his resignation from the post citing 'personal reasons' and setting the stage for takeover of V K Sasikala, who was elected as Legislature Party leader in the day.

"Due to my personal reasons, I am tendering my resignation from the post of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Kindly accept my resignation and relieve the Council of Ministers of Tamil Nadu appointed by me on December 6, 2016," he said in a letter addressed to Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao.

His resignation came on a day when AIADMK MLAs elected party chief V K Sasikala as their leader, paving the way for her appointment as Chief Minister.

Panneerselvam resigns as Tamil Nadu CM citing personal reasons

O. Panneerselvam. PTI

Panneerselvam was appointed as Chief Minister on the night of 5 December within hours of the death of his predecessor J Jayalalithaa.

Incidentally, he had proposed the name of Sasikala for the top post at the AIADMK MLAs meeting held in the party headquarters here today.

Meanwhile, in a separate but near identical letter, Panneerselvam thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Governor Rao for all the support and cooperation extended by them during his term.

"I would like to convey my sincere gratitude for all the support and cooperation extended by you during my tenure as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu," he said.

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