Chennai: With ruling AIADMK chief V.K. Sasikala set to succeed him, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Governor C.H. Vidyasagar Rao for all the support and cooperation extended by them during his current tenure.
In near identical letters to Modi and Rao, he conveyed his gratitude to them. “I would like to convey my sincere gratitude for all the support and cooperation extended by you during my tenure as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,” he said.
“Thank you once again sir,” Panneerselvam, who on Sunday made way for Sasikala to take over the state’s reins, said in the letters, copies of which were circulated to media.
Panneerselvam was appointed and sworn-in Chief Minister of the state by Rao on December 5 within hours of then chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's death.
Panneerselvam had met Modi more than once with the final personal interaction between the two focusing on the jallikattu issue that rocked the state last month.
Meanwhile, Sasikala’s husband M. Natarajan was on Sunday hospitalised here with complaints of breathing problem, party sources said. Natarajan was admitted to a corporate hospital.