AIADMK crisis over: Edappadi Palanisamy sworn-in as 21st CM of Tamil Nadu; 30 ministers also take oath

16 Feb , 2017 , 08:29 PM
E Palanisamy (Image: PTI)
E Palanisamy (Image: PTI)

Edappadi K Palanisamy took oath as next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Thursday. Along with Palanisamy, 30 other ministers have taken oath. The swearing-in happened a day after AIADMK chief V K Sasikala was sent to jail. The Supreme Court restored her conviction in the disproportionate assets case.

After a long wait, Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday invited AIADMK legislator party leader and Sasikala's proxy Edappadi K Palanisamy to form the government in Tamil Nadu.

With the swearing-in of Chief Minister in Tamil Nadu, there was an end to the long-drawn battle to throne vacated after former CM J Jayalithaa's demise.

Meanwhile, outgoing CM O Panneerselvam has said that he will continue the 'fight' untill the Amma's rule is not established. The Opposition party DMK has raised doubts on the fact that CM-designate Palanisamy has been given 15 days for floor test by the Governor.

Here are the updates:

#8:09PM

O Panneerselvam paid tribute at Jayalalithaa's memorial at Marina Beach

#7:36PM

TN Assembly to convene on 18th February 2017: AIADMK

#7:32PM

Congratulate new govt; hope it'll not function under control of VK Sasikala who's in Bengaluru jail; CM should remember his oaths: MK Stalin, DMK

#7:30PM

AIADMK MLAs head back to Kuvathur's Golden Bay resort after Tamil Nadu cabinet and CM E Palanisamy's oath ceremony

#6:40PM

TN CM E Palanisamy and VK Sasikala's nephew TTV Dhinakaran pay tribute at Jayalalithaa's memorial at Marina Beach

#6:01PM

Clash between newly appointed minister CV Shanmugam and O Panneerselvam supporters

#5:14PM

Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao with the newly sworn-in Tamil Nadu Cabinet

#4:54PM

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Cabinet being sworn in

#4:49PM

Tamil Nadu Cabinet being sworn in

#4:46PM

E Palanisamy takes oath as next Tamil Nadu CM

#4:20PM

Tamil Nadu cabinet and CM-designate E. Palanisamy's oath ceremony to begin at Raj Bhavan, shortly

#3:35PM

AIADMK leaders reach Raj Bhavan for Tamil Nadu cabinet and CM-designate E Palanisamy's oath ceremony

#3:32PM

31-member Tamil Nadu cabinet to be sworn-in at 4.30 PM: Raj Bhavan

First Published: Thursday, February 16, 2017 04:26 PM
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