A FLASH BACK AS JAYALALITHAA TAKES OATH AS TAMIL NADU CM FOR SIXTH TIME

By: FE Online | Updated: Mon May 23 2016, 3:23 pm

The setting is all too familiar. Twenty-five years ago, she stepped on to the dais of the Centenary Auditorium of the Madras University to be sworn in by Governor Bhishma Narain Singh as Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister and the youngest one (at 43 then) who would complete a full term in office. Today, when the 68-year-old AIADMK party chief is taking her oath for the sixth time, she will become the first Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 30 years to have retained power and perhaps more importantly, is just one step short of equalling her rival Karunanidhi’s record of occupying the State’s top seat.

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