E K Palaniswami sworn-in as new Tamil Nadu chief minister: As it happened

Edappadi K Palaniswami will have to prove his majority in the Tamil Nadu Assembly within 15 days.

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 00:21

Chennai: Edappadi K Palaniswami, the general secretary of the AIADMK party and a close confidante of VK Sasikala, was on Thursday sworn-in as the new chief minister of Tamil Nadu, ending weeks of political turmoil over the post.

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath of office.

Palaniswami was sworn -in along with 30 other cabinet ministers.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had found VK Sasikala guilty in the DA case and ordered her to serve a jail sentence.

16 February 2017, 21:51 PM

PM Narendra Modi congratulates Edappadi K. Palaniswami on taking over as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

16 February 2017, 21:02 PM

Floor test of new Tamil Nadu government likely next week.

16 February 2017, 20:10 PM

15 days time given to CM Palaniswami to prove his majority would result in horse trading: M.K. Stalin

16 February 2017, 20:07 PM

16 February 2017, 20:05 PM

Hope the new Tamil nadu government will not function under the control of VK Sasikala who's in Bengaluru jail. CM should remember his oaths, says DMK leader Stalin.


16 February 2017, 20:04 PM

DMK leader MK Stalin congratulates new Tamil Nadu government under CM Palanisamy.

16 February 2017, 20:02 PM

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

16 February 2017, 19:55 PM

Palaniswami to visit Sasikala in jail.

16 February 2017, 19:46 PM

Vote of confidence on February 18, says Tamil Nadu Assembly secretary Jamaludeen. 

16 February 2017, 18:43 PM

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AIADMK Deputy GS,TN CM and council of Ministers pay tributes at the memorial of Anna and Puratchi Thalaivar.

16 February 2017, 18:06 PM

Palaniswami and his council of minister visit Jaya's memorial.

16 February 2017, 17:39 PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami to visit Jayalalithaa's memorial to seek her blessings.

16 February 2017, 17:13 PM

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Also Read: New Tamil Nadu cabinet – Here's the complete list

16 February 2017, 16:47 PM

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Governor C Vidyasagar Rao administers the oath of office and secrecy to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and 30 other cabinet ministers.

16 February 2017, 16:43 PM

Edappadi K Palaniswami takes oath as new Tamil Nadu chief minister along with 30 other cabinet members.

16 February 2017, 16:36 PM

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao arrives at the venue for the swearing-in of the 31-member Tamil Nadu Cabinet.

16 February 2017, 16:33 PM

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E.K. Palaniswami reaches Raj Bhawan to take oath as new Tamil Nadu chief minister.

16 February 2017, 16:28 PM

AIADMK workers celebrate outside Raj Bhawan.

16 February 2017, 16:02 PM

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao to swear-in Tamil Nadu cabinet shortly.

16 February 2017, 15:50 PM

"Let us all together stop the party and government from going into the hands of a single family again. Let us form a people's government again in sync with the aspirations of people and till then this struggle will continue."

"Till such time Puratchi Thalaivi Amma's regime is restored, our struggle (Dharma Yudh) will continue," he says.


16 February 2017, 15:30 PM

31 ministers, including Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami, to take oath today. Here is the list of ministers tweeted by news agency ANI:

16 February 2017, 15:14 PM

AIADMK MLAs leave the Golden Bay Resort in Kovathur.

16 February 2017, 15:13 PM

Why has the CM been given 15 days to prove his majority? The Governor himself is not confident: DMK spokesperson TKS Elangovan 

16 February 2017, 13:56 PM

AIADMK legislators housed at a beach resort near since last week will be returning to Chennai soon.

16 February 2017, 13:56 PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister-elect Edappadi K Palaniswami, AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran and other leaders discuss government formation. The leaders meet at the Poes Garden residence of the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

16 February 2017, 13:38 PM

We will not let the party (AIADMK) go into the hands of few of Sasikala's family members: O Panneerselvam

16 February 2017, 13:37 PM

AIADMK workers and supporters distribute payassam (sweet dish) outside Golden Bay Resort, after E Palaniswami was elected as CM.


16 February 2017, 13:35 PM

AIADMK leader and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai says this is people's victory, "we will carry forward Amma's legacy in the coming days." He adds that there are no factions in AIADMK. "Only O Panneerselvam is apart and his question shouldn't arise because he isn't a party member." All 134 MLAs are with us, concludes Thambidurai.

16 February 2017, 12:46 PM

AIADMK MP V Maitreyan from O Panneerselvam's faction to meet Election Commission officials in Delhi at 2.45 pm.

16 February 2017, 12:27 PM

The news triggers wild celebrations at the Golden Bay Resort where AIADMK MLAs backing the now jailed Sasikala are holed up. Sasikala's supporters shout anti-Panneerselvam slogans outside the resort. 

16 February 2017, 12:25 PM

AIADMK supporters shout slogans in favour of Sasikala outside Raj Bhavan.

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16 February 2017, 12:20 PM

In a statement, Raj Bhavan says that the Governor appoints Edappadi K Palaniswami as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, asks him to seek a vote of confidence in 15 days.

16 February 2017, 12:17 PM

Tamil Nadu Governor formally invites AIADMK's legislature party leader Edappadi K Palaniswami to form the government. The swearing-in will take place at 4 pm. Palaniswami has been given 15 days time to prove his majority.

16 February 2017, 12:15 PM

Sasikala's nephew, TTV Dinakaran, who was on Wednesday appointed party deputy general secretary, KA Sengottaiyan, SP Velumani, KP Anbalagan, D Jayakumar are part of Palaniswami's delegation at Raj Bhavan.

16 February 2017, 11:40 AM

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's legislature party leader Edappadi K Palaniswami meets Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao. He is accompanied by 5 senior AIADMK leaders.

16 February 2017, 11:33 AM

Edappadi K Palaniswami arrives at the Raj Bhavan to meet Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao.

16 February 2017, 11:28 AM

"As soon as this TN drama is over I  will forget TN and go back to Ram Temple and sending some more people to jail for corruption", says another tweets by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

16 February 2017, 11:21 AM

Palaniswami is en route to Raj Bhavan. He is being accompanied by five senior AIADMK leaders.

16 February 2017, 10:48 AM

"The Governor has given appointment to Edappadi K Palaniswami at 11.30 am. Beyond this there is no information now as to the meeting agenda," an official in Raj Bhavan told IANS.

16 February 2017, 10:43 AM

Edappadi K Palaniswami is likely to meet Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at 11:30 am.

16 February 2017, 10:17 AM

"From day 1 I have been saying that the Guv should swear in Sasikala/Palanisamy and give 1 week for floor test.Will Guv implement that today?," tweets BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

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