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O Panneerselvam resigned as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

May 22, 2015 13:03 IST

O Paneer SelvamChief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam resigned on 21 May 2015. He tendered his resignation to the Governor Konijeti Rosaiah.

He resigned minutes after Jayalalithaa was elected as the legislature party leader at a meeting in Chennai. With this, his eight months long tenure as Chief Minister of the state came to an end.

He was appointed as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 29 September 2014 as replacement of former AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, who resigned after being convicted in the 18 year old disproportionate assets case of over 66 crore rupees.  She was awarded a four year prison term by Bangalore Special Court after it found her guilty of amassing unaccounted wealth.

Earlier in September 2001 also he was appointed as the Chief Minister of the state after Jayalalithaa was barred from holding office by the Supreme Court of India. He served the office till 2002.

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