All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J. Jayalalithaa sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Monday. This is for the first time since the death of former chief minister M.G. Ramachandra Menon, who is popularly known as MGR, in 1987 that a party will return to power for a consecutive second term in Tamil Nadu.
The swearing in ceremony was held at the Centenary Auditorium at the Madras University at 12 noon. Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah administered the oath of office to the Chief Minister and 28 members of the cabinet.
Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu attended the ceremony on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Central Government. For the first time, the main opposition, DMK Party’s treasurer M.K. Stalin also attended the ceremony. Earlier on May 21, Jayalalithaa met state Governor K. Rosaiah on where she staked the claim to form the government.
The swearing in ceremony of the Chief Minister was done in the century old auditorium of the Madras University. The ceremony was relayed live in all the districts through the mobile vans with digi screens by the Information and Public relation department.