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Jayalalithaa to be sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM

Last Updated: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:26

Chennai: AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa, who led her party to a landslide victory in the Assembly Elections, will be sworn-in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for a third substantive term Monday.
63-year old Jayalalithaa will take oath as Chief Minister at 12.15 pm today at the University of Madras Centenary Building here, Chief Secretary S Malathi announced after the AIADMK chief met Governor S S Barnala and staked her claim to form government.

Earlier, she was elected unanimously Leader of the AIADMK Legislature Party at a meeting of 146 newly elected MLAs held at the party headquarters here.
Armed with the letter of party legislators electing her as their Leader, Jayalalithaa met Barnala at the Raj Bhavan and staked her claim to form the government.

A Raj Bhavan release said Barnala had asked Jayalalithaa to form the "ministry at the earliest.


First Published: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:26
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