Jayalalithaa would be sworn as Tamil Nadu CM today, Venkaiah Naidu to attend


All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J Jayalalithaa will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Monday. This is for the first time since the death of former chief minister MG Ramachandra Menon, who is popularly known as MGR, in 1987 that a party will return to power for a consecutive second term in Tamil Nadu. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at the Centenary Auditorium at the Madras University at 12 noon.

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah will administer the oath of office to the Chief Minister and 28 members of the cabinet. AIADMK MLA and former MP Semmalai will be the pro term speaker for the 15th Assembly.

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu will be attending the ceremony on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Central Government. Invitations have been sent to various dignitaries throughout the country. For the first time, the main opposition, DMK Party’s treasurer MK Stalin will also be attending the ceremony. Earlier, on May 21, Jayalalithaa met state Governor K Rosaiah, where she staked claim to form the government. The century old auditorium of the Madras University is all decked up for the swearing-in ceremony of the Chief Minister and her cabinet colleagues. Workers of the party have been streaming in to the city in large numbers to get a glimpse of their favorite leader today. Security has been tightened in and around the university and large LED TV screens and loud speakers have been placed at Kamarajar salai for the public to witness the function. The ceremony will also be relayed live in all the districts through the mobile vans with digital screens by the Information and Public relation department.

Source: The Indian Express

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