• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Modi 2.0: AIADMK's lone MP, OPS son Ravindranath makes it to cabinet

|

New Delhi, May 30: The AIADMK is all set to make a comeback in the Union cabinet after a gap of 20 years with OP Ravindranath Kumar, the son of Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam's entry into Modi cabinet.

With 5,04,813 votes, Raveendranath managed to gain 43.02 per cent of the total votes in Theni constituency.

Modi 2.0: AIADMKs lone MP, OPS son Ravindranath makes it to cabinet

According to the reports, Panneerselvam, who went to Varanasi when Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination, became confident that his son will be elevated as a minister.

List of new ministers of India 2019

In fact, OPS himself reportedly admitted that the merger happened only on the advise of Narendra Modi.

"Modi promised to take care of him whenever needed, he told us at the time of merger, which is why he agreed to be the deputy chief minister," said a senior AIADMK leader who was part of the OPS camp when the merger happened.

While Kumar was the lone AIADMK-NDA victor from Tamil Nadu winning from Theni in the Lok Sabha elections, Vaithilingam was the Housing Minister during late J Jayalalithaa's tenure during 2011-16 and a party strongman from Thanjavur District.

Modi 2.0: For minimum government, maximum governance, big re-structuring of ministries on cards

The AIADMK has 13 members, including Vaithilingam, in the Rajya Sabha.

The DMK, led by former party chief Karunanidhi's son, Stalin, swept the elections, winning 37 of the 38 Lok Sabha seats that polled last month.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more