Finally bringing an end to the political drama in Tamil Nadu, the Governor, C Vidyasagar Rao, invited the leader of Legislature Party, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and Public Works Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to form the future government.

Palaniswami is being sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of the state by 4PM today. He will be having the next the 15 days to prove his strength in the floor of the House.

Palaniswami succeeds O Panneerselvam, who became Chief Minister after the  demise of J Jayalalithaa on 5 December 2016 in Chennai.

In the meeting, Palaniswami also presented the list of 31 MLAs who he wants in his cabinet. The MLAs, including Palaniswami, are being administered oath of office today.

Here are the LIVE updates of the oath ceremony

9:50 pm | CM Edappadi K Palaniswami reaches Kuvathur’s Golden Bay resort, where party MLAs are staying.

We hv taken a ‘shapath’ at Amma’s memorial to make people aware of the situation in the party and ways to bring the party out of it

8:30 pm | We will take out rallies and campaigns in various constituencies to make people aware of the situation, says O Peneerselwam

7:39 pm | CM Palaniswami to take trust vote on Saturday.

7:20 pm | OPS likely to visit Jaya Memorial: Sources

7: 16 pm | Floor test to take place on February 18.

7:03 pm | Palaniswami all set to prove his majority in House.

6:07 pm | TN CM E Palanisamy and Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dhinakaran pay tribute at Jayalalithaa’s memorial at Marina Beach.

5:53 pm | Clash between newly appointed minister CV Shanmugam’s supporters and O Panneerselvam’s supporters.

5:42 pm | Stone pelting outside OPS residence.

5:35 pm | Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao with the newly sworn-in Tamil Nadu Cabinet.

4:54 pm | Pro Chinamma chants during swearing-in

4:46 pm | Tamil Nadu Cabinet being sworn-in in presence of TN Guv

4:42 pm | Palaniswami sworn in a Tamil Nadu CM

4:40 pm | E. Palaniswami’s takes oath as next Tamil Nadu CM

4:25 pm | Tamil Nadu cabinet and CM-designate E. Palanisamy’s oath ceremony to begin at Raj Bhavan, shortly

Here are the details of the cabinet that will be sworn in:

Edappadi K. Palaniswami – Home, Finance, PWD, Irrigation, Highways, Public, Elections, Personnel

Dindigul Srinivasan – Forest

Sengottaiyan – School Education – New minister who will be replacing MaFoi K. Pandiarajan

OS Manian – Handlooms

Sellur Raju – Cooperation

C Vijaya Baskar – Health

D Jayakumar – Fisheries

MC Sampath – Industries

Karupannan – Environment

Thangamani – Electricity

Velumani – Municipal Administration

C Shanmugham – Law

KP Anbazhagan – Higher Education

Kamaraj – Food and Civil Supplies

V Saroja – Social Welfare

K Radhakrishnan – Housing and Urban Development

Duraikannu– Agriculture

Kadambur Raju – Information and Publicity

RB Udhayakumar – Revenue

Natarajan – Tourism

KC Veeramani – Commercial Taxes

KT Rajendra Balaji – Milk and Dairy Development

PBenjamin – Rural Industries

Dr Nilofer Kafeel – Labour

MR Vijayabhaskar – Transport

Dr. M Manikandan – Information Technology

VM Rajalakshmi – Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare

G Baskaran – Khadi and Village Industries Board

Sevvoor S Ramachandran – Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments

SValarmathi – Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare

P Balakrishna Reddy – Animal Husbandry

Sasikala faction elected E Palaniswami as the new leader of AIADMK after the apex court upheld Sasikala’s conviction under the disproportionate assets (DA) case.

 

First Published | 16 February 2017 4:39 PM
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