TN Guv invites CM-designate Stalin to form govt, swearing in on May 7

05-05-2021 14:47:00
By : Twinkle Singh

DMK President and Chief Minister-designate


M K Stalin will be sworn in as Tamil Chief Minister for the first time


at a simple function to be held at Raj Bhavan on May seven.


Governor Banwarilal Purohit will administer the oath of office and


secrecy to Mr Stalin and his Council of Ministers at 0900 hrs on


Friday, it was officially announced by Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan


here today.


Earlier, Mr Stalin met the Governor and staked his claim to form the


next government.


Mr Stalin, accompanied by senior DMK leaders, including General


Secretary Duraimurugan, Treasurer leader T R Baalu and Principal


Secretary K N Nehru, Organising Secretary and Rajya Sabha member


R S Bharathi, met the Governor at Raj Bhavan and handed over the


Legislature party resolution electing him as the Leader.


He also submitted a letter containing the support of 133 MLAs,


including those of allies, who had contested the April six Assembly


polls, on the DMK's 'Rising Sun' symbol.


He also submitted the list of his Council of Ministers to the Governor.


A few hours later, Mr Purohit invited Mr Stalin to form the next


government on May seven.


The swearing-in ceremony will be a low key affair in view of the


second wave of the COVID pandemic.


Mr Stalin, who led the DMK return to power for a sixth time after a


gap of ten years, was unanimously elected as the Legislature Party


Leader last evening at a meeting of the newly-elected MLAs held


at party headquarters Anna Arivalayam.



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