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CHENNAI: AIADMK Chief J. Jayalalithaa on Saturday took oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time at the Madras University Centenary Building in Chennai.

Jayalalithaa and council of ministers were administered the oath of office by Governor K Rosaiah. 

Former BCCI Chief N Srinivasan, superstar Rajnikanth and actor Sivakumar were also present at Madras University Centenary Auditorium and attended Jayalalithaa’s oath taking ceremony.

In a meeting at the party headquarter, the lawmakers of AIADMK party on Friday elected Jayalalithaa as the leader of the legislature party.

67-year-old Jayalalithaa resigned as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister last year after she was convicted and sentenced for four years jail in an 18-year old disproportionate assets case by a special court in Bangalore on September 27, 2014.

But in October, the apex court had granted interim bail to Jaya till December 18 and later her bail was subsequently extended till May 12.

Later, in a big relief to AIADMK Chief, the Karnataka High Court gave clean chit to her in May this year and acquitted her of all the charges. (Also Read: Jayalalithaa Verdict LIVE: Karnataka High Court gives clean chit to Jayalalithaa in disproportionate assets case)

Catch the key highlights of the event:

12:02 PM: Jayalalithaa returns to her residence in Poes Garden

12:00 PM: Jaya to go to the State Secretariat tomorrow

11:50 AM: Rajnikanth speaks to NewsX, says my best wishes for Jayalalithaa

11:20 AM: O Panneerselvam was sworn in as Tamil Nadu Finance Minister

11:18 AM: Over 150 AIADMK MLAs present for ceremony

11:15 AM: 28 ministers of Jaya cabinet take oath

11:18 AM: Over 150 AIADMK MLAs present for ceremony

11:15 AM: Jayalalithaa’s Cabinet Ministers take oath

11:10 AM: Jayalalithaa took oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time

10:53 AM: Jayalalithaa reaches Madras University Centenary Auditorium

10:51 AM: Superstar Rajnikanth is present at Madras University Centenary Auditorium to attend Jayalalithaa’s oath taking ceremony.

10:45 AM: Heavy security deployed at Madras University Centenary Auditorium

10:42 AM: Jayalalithaa leaves Poes Garden for swearing in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

10:40 AM: BJP’s H Raja, L Ganesan present for ceremony

10:37 AM: Actor Rajnikanth arrives for swearing in 

10:35 AM: Pon Radhakrishnan to be only NDA minister present

10: 32 AM: N Srinivasan arrives for Jaya’s swearing in 

10:31 AM: Rajnikanth likley to attend swearing in 

10:30 AM: Actor Sivakumar arrives for Jayalalithaa’s swearung in

First Published | 23 May 2015 11:16 AM
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