Panneerselvam quits, Jayalalithaa to be chief minister again

Tamil Nadu governor Rosaiah invites AIADMK leader to form ministry

GN Staff | May 22, 2015


#Jayalalithaa   #Tamil Nadu   #TN   #chief minister  

J Jayalalithaa has been elected as the legislature party leader of AIADMK on Friday and governor K Rosaiah has invited her to form the ministry. She will be sworn in at 11 am on Saturday and this will be fourth time that Jayalalithaa assumes the office of chief minister of TN. She will lead the party in the elections to the assembly scheduled for 2016.

Jayalalithaa had to resign from the assembly and her post as chief minister after she was convicted by a trial court in the disproportionate assets case last September.

On May 11, the Karnataka high court upturned the trial court conviction and cleared 67-year-old Jayalalithaa of all charges in the graft case. The Karnataka government is going to challenge her acquittal in the supreme court.

AIADMK legislators re-elected Jayalalithaa as their leader at a meeting in Chennai on Friday morning after which O Panneerselvam resigned as the chief minister. After the legislative party meeting Panneerselvam went to Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence and from there he headed for the Raj Bhavan to submit his resignation.
 
Clearing the decks for Jayalalithaa to contest from an assembly constituency, P Vetrivel, AIADMK MLA from north Chennai's Radhakrishnan Nagar, had resigned on May 17. Jayalalithaa used to represent the temple town of Srirangam in the assembly. After her resignation, the party managed to retain the seat through a by-election by a huge margin.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL against Jayalalithaa being sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, observing that the petition had been filed for "publicity purpose".

The petitioner had submitted that since the recent High Court order acquitting Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case had "flaws", there are possibilities of someone moving the Supreme Court challenging the judgment.

Jayalalithaa had last week announced convening of the legislature party leaders meeting on May 22. In a statement issued recently, Jayalalithaa had said that those things desired by her party cadres would happen at the right time and "nobody can stop" it.

Comments

 

Other News

“Key milestones achieved in Assam”

In an interview with Governance Now, Anil Kumar Jha, special DGP, CID, Assam, who is also nodal officer for the CCTNS project, speaks of what the system in its present form has helped his state achieve. What is the current status of CCTNS in Assam and its outcome?

Crime tracking project: Bugged from the beginning

A stand-off between the ministry of home affairs (MHA) and software development firm Wipro seems to have long held up the Rs 2,000 crore crime and criminal tracking network and systems (CCTNS) project, conceptualised ten years ago. The project aims to digitise and connect all police stations in the country

Activists question displacement and dispossession of marginalised communities

Questioning the development model pushed ahead for profit oriented growth, social and political activists, academicians, financial analysts and civil society organisations are holding a three day confluence of Peoples’ Convention on Infrastructure Financing in Mumbai.     &nb

The enemy within

About one-fourth of India’s elderly face abuse at the hands of those they trust the most – the son (52%)  followed  by the daughter in law (34%),spouse/partner (14%), daughter(6%)  grandchild (6%), son in law(3%), parent(1%) and care giver(1%), reveals a report by the HelpAge Ind

Who has been investing in India through Mauritius?

The official statistics provided by the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) under the ministry of commerce and industry shows that between January 2000 and December 2017, India received $368 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI). It also says that Mauritius was the source of $125 bill

The neighbour and the valley

The declaration communicated through the director general of military operations (DGMO) of Pakistan and India on May 29, 2018, to implement the ceasefire agreement of 2003 between the two countries in “letter and  spirit” has opened up an opportunity to restore peace in the disturbed Kashm

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter