Debilitated Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s most trusted pastor O Panneerselvam has assumed responsibility of all portfolios held by the CM according to a Raj Bhavan articulation dated October 11.
Jayalalithaa has been hospitalized since September 22 after she whined of fever and lack of hydration. Specialists at Apollo Hospital, Chennai, have shown that Jayalalithaa will require no less than a couple of weeks more to recoup.
O Panneerselvam has filled in for Jayalalithaa in prior crunch circumstances – most as of late when the Tamil Nadu CM was captured two years back regarding a lopsided resources case. Operations, as O Panneerselvam is brought in political circles, has been appointed Jayalalithaa’s eight portfolios and will likewise manage Cabinet gatherings.
Amid the 2014 spell as remain in CM, Panneerselvam declined to utilize Jayalalithaa’s office or the seat appointed to the main pastor in the state lawmaking body while she was in prison. When he took pledge, OPS sobbed in clear general visibility – he has remained Jaya’s most trusted pointsman for over 10 years now.
“Under Clause of Article 166 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Tamil Nadu today allocated the subjects hitherto dealt by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to O Paneerselvam,” a Raj Bhavan press release said.
The portfolios of ailing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa have been allocated to state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam by the Governor on Tuesday. She will, however, continue as the chief minister of the state till she fully recovers. Paneerselvam will also preside over cabinet meetings and arrangement has been made as per the advice of Jayalalithaa, the statement said.
The police have so far enlisted 43 cases and captured two people regarding posting of “noxious and false substance” on the online networking about the soundness of Jayalalithaa, 68.
“Such offenses are at risk to be rebuffed with thorough detainment for over seven years”, police said.