OPS son breaks silence on ‘MP plaque’ row, warns legal action

After a plaque in a temple that listed AIADMK Lok Sabha candidate OP Ravindranath — Tamil Nadu Deputy CM O Panneerselvam’s son — as member of parliament even before the election results are out snowballed into a political row, Ravindranath today broke his silence on the issue.

“It is very wrong that the plaque has mentioned me as MP even before the results are out. I disapprove this strongly. Those who have brought disrepute to me in this issue will face legal action,” he has said.

Meanwhile, the plaque has been altered by removing the ‘MP’ tag. The Kasi Annapoorani temple, where the incident took place is in Kuchanur in the foothills of the western Ghats and is a favorite shrine for the deputy CM’s family, which is one of its benefactors.

Besides OPS, the names of his two sons Ravindranath and Jaya Pradeepkumar are inscribed among those who have donated liberally to the temple.

On his part AMMK’s Theni Lok Sabha poll candidate Thanga Tamil Selvan demanded the immediate removal of the plaque.
On Friday the temple authorities removed the controversial plaque and replaced with another one.

When the picture of the plaque went viral on social media platforms, the temple administration swiftly took corrective action.