Panneerselvam elected AIADMK legislature party leader

Panneerselvam elected AIADMK legislature party leader

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 2016-12-06 01:37 Chennai: Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam was elected the AIADMK legislature party leader early on Tuesday, to succeed Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa who died on Monday night. A meeting of AIADMK's MLAs was to be held at 6 p.m. on Monday but was postponed. Panneerselvam is expected to submit the letter of support extended by his party lawmakers to Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao. According to a party official, no other decision was taken at the meeting. After Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital in September, Panneerselvam -- who has officiated as Chief Minister earlier too -- began looking after the portfolios held by her.