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Edappadi K. Palaniswami

Indian politician of Tamil Nadu

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Edappadi K. Palaniswami: Indian politician of Tamil Nadu
Edappadi K. Palaniswami, also known as E.P.S., is an Indian politician and the leader of opposition in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. He served as the 7th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, from 2017 to 2021. He is the Headquarters Secretary, of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

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EPS expels 3-time CM OPS from AIADMK, Jaya not ‘eternal GS’

In the all-too recurrent game of thrones, former Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) on Monday emerged supreme leader of AIADMK and ousted main rival O Panneerselvam (OPS) from the..
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AIADMK power tussle: Madras HC order to decide fate of big-ticket party meet to pick EPS as supremo

E Palaniswami is set to be elected as the single, supreme party leader at the AIMIDMK meeting, against which the OPS camp has moved high court.
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Stalin-grad: The son rises after 10 Years

The DMK alliance’s victory by a margin of roughly 80 seats wasn’t a surprise to many including discerning observers in the AIADMK. Edappadi K Palaniswami’s ratings as a chief minister were high,..
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Tamil Nadu CM calls vaccine pricing for states 'inherently unfair', writes to PM Modi

In a letter to PM Modi, Palaniswami said that differential rice mechanism is inherently unfair since it places a higher financial burden on states.
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Amit Shah tears into DMK for A Raja's offensive remarks against Tamil Nadu CM; dubs it 'anti-women'

Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday hit out at the DMK for its leader A Raja's alleged vulgar remarks against Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami's mother, saying it showed the party had no..
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Amit Shah’s Chennai visit: BJP leaders confident of clinching seat-sharing talk for TN polls

As home minister Amit Shah’s arrival in Chennai on Saturday night was delayed, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam are expected to meet him on Sunday morning for..
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TN assembly polls: AIADMK-BJP begin seat sharing talks

A delegation from the BJP which included Union Ministers Kishan Reddy, Gen V K Singh, BJP national general secretary in-charge of Tamil Nadu C T Ravi, state party chief L Murugan, held discussions with..
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Has Sasikala’s entry in Tamil Nadu rattled ruling AIADMK?

Late former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s close aide VK Sasikala’s release from jail and subsequent visit to Tamil Nadu on Monday seems to have rattled the AIADMK government in the..
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TN CM announces waiver on Rs 12,110 cr farm loans from Cooperative banks

Palaniswami said that this announcement was meant to ease the burden on farmers who have been struggling due to pandemic, cyclones & rains in January.
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Will quit politics if I fail to prove graft charges: M K Stalin

Referring to the memorandum submitted by the DMK to the governor last month listing the charges against the chief minister E Palaniswami and his colleagues, Velumani had said he would step down from..
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I don't hanker for CM's post, says Palaniswami


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AIADMK says it is big brother in TN, asks BJP to fall in line or rework its 2021 poll options

AIADMK on Sunday bluntly told ally BJP that it cannot make a dent in Tamil Nadu and ruled out accomodating the saffron party in the government if it won the assembly elections, due next year, and..
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Tamil Nadu government extends COVID-19 lockdown till Dec 31, announces new relaxations; here's what will open

Palaniswami said that it was decided to extend the lockdown based on the discussions with experts to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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BJP-AIADMK tie-up to continue for 2021 Tamil Nadu polls

In the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami vowed to continue the "victorious AIADMK-BJP alliance" in the next..
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Amit Shah in Chennai, inaugurates several projects in Tamil Nadu

Union home minister Amit Shah reached Chennai on Saturday amid efforts by the BJP to increase the party's footprint in the southern state. Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, deputy chief..
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Why AIADMK chose EPS as chief ministerial face for 2021 Tamil Nadu election

Simply put, Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) is currently the most powerful leader in AIADMK. He has the support of almost all the cabinet members, MLAs, and party forums in the districts.
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COVID-19: Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till Oct 31; takes significant decision for schools

Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami assured relaxations in the next phase of the lockdown and also took an important decision regarding school students.
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As COVID-19 recoveries cross 5 lakh, TN CM requests Center to fund 50% of testing cost

Emphasising that the daily testing alone cost Rs 6.8crore, Palaniswami requested the Centre to fund at least 50% of the cost of the PCR tests from the PM - CARES fund
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Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswamy writes to Modi to pay GST compensation

After Kerela, Tamil Nadu too has rejected the Union Government's suggestion to borrow GST shortfall from the market. In a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister..
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Tamil Nadu extends statewide COVID-19 lockdown till September 30, announces relaxed norms under Unlock 4.0

Tamil Nadu lockdown extension: The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)-led Tamil Nadu government has extended the lockdown in the state till September 30, Chief Minister Edappadi K..
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WHO chief scientist honoured with Tamil Nadu CM's special award

Chief Scientist of World Health Organisation, Soumya Swaminathan was on Saturday conferred with the Tamil Nadu chief minister's special award, in recognition of her advisory role in combating the..
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AIADMK leadership debate: 'I have people's support,' says Palaniswami as posters appear pitching for 'OPS as CM'

Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami on Saturday asserted that he has the love and support of the people and vowed to continue to work for them with their well being as his only goal.
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PM Modi holds Covid-19 review meeting with CMs

PM Modi on Tuesday held a video conference meeting with chief ministers of various states to discuss the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Tamil Nadu's EK..
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Amid rising cases, Tamil Nadu govt announces 12-day strict lockdown in Chennai, adjoining areas

Amid rising coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu, especially in Chennai, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced a 12-day "maximised restricted lockdown" in the capital city and its..
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86% of Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu asymptomatic, says CM Palaniswami

As many as 86 per cent of Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 cases have been found to be asymptomatic, and the lockdown and related curbs have helped keep the pandemic under check, chief minister K Palaniswami said..
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Tamil Nadu CM urges industries to employ local workers, says more lockdown relaxations will be announced

With the Covid-19 pandemic posing several challenges, especially altering the way of living and displacing the migrant work force, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami on Saturday urged captains of..
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Tamil Nadu extends coronavirus lockdown till June 30, allows partial resumption of public transport

The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced the extension of the ongoing lockdown till June 30, albeit with more relaxations that included partially opening up public transport and allowing more..
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Tamil Nadu follows Maharashtra, extends lockdown till May 31

Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced new relaxations such as the resumption of public transportation in 25 districts after a hiatus of nearly two months.
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Lockdown to be stricter in five cities in Tamil Nadu: Palaniswami


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TN CM regrets opposition to burial of doctors who died of coronavirus

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday regretted the episodes where locals opposed the burial of doctors who died of COVID-19 in the city and urged all to respect the dedication of the..
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Provide Rs 1 cr solatium to next of kin of those who died of COVID-19: DMK President MK Stalin

Palaniswami also said that the state was seeing a reduction in coronavirus cases and expressed hope that the state could see zero positive cases over the next few days.
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25 test positive in TN, total tally 1,267: Palaniswami


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CM Palaniswami brainstorms with experts, panel favours 14 more days lockdown in TN

A 19 member expert committee constituted by the Tamil Nadu government to advise it of steps to tackle the COVID-19 crisis on Friday recommended to chief minister K Palaniswami that the lockdown be..
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TN CM announces Rs 1,000 to ration card holders, additional dole to workers

A Rs 3,280 crore special relief package was announced by Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday to help people whose livlihood has taken a hit due to the curbs put in place for battling the..
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No need to curtail ongoing assembly session, says Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday ruled out curtailing the ongoing assembly session, saying all legislators were screened for COVID-19 before entering the House. He also announced..
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