Jaya to be sworn in as CM on May 23

first_imgChennai, May 21 (PTI) AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa will be sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for a second consecutive tenure along with 28 ministers, including his confidant O Panneerselvam, on May 23.The swearing in function will take place at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium here.Jayalalitha today called on Governor K Rosaiah at the Raj Bhavan and submitted a letter informing him of her election as Leader of AIADMK legislature party. Rosaiah gave her a letter inviting her to form the government.”Jayalalithaa furnished a list of persons to be appointed ministers in her cabinet which was approved by Governor Rosaiah,” an official release from the Raj Bhavan said.Jayalalithaa will have portfolios of Home and All India Services including the IAS, public and general administration, stated the release.Panneerselvam will be the Minister for Finance, Personnel and Administrative Reforms again, while former MP Dindigul C Srinivasan will be the Minister for Forests.Several of the sitting Ministers have been named to hold offices again including P Thangamani (Electricity), S P Velumani (Municipal Administration and Rural Development), Edappadi K Palaniswami (Public Works), K T Rajenthra Bhalaji (Rural Industries), R B Udhayakumar (Revenue), S P Shanmuganathan (Milk and Dairy Development) and K C Veeramani (Commercial Taxes), the release said.Including Jayalalithaa, there will be four women in the Cabinet besides three medical doctors.Deputy Mayor of Chennai Corporation P Benjamin, who won from Maduravoyal here amid tough competition from DMK, has been named Minister for School Education and Sports and Youth Welfare. M R Vijayabaskar will be Transport Minister.advertisementEdappadi K Palaniswami has been allocated Public Works in addition to the portfolios of Highways and Minor Ports, which he held in the outgoing Cabinet. Sellur K Raju will head Cooperation again besides Labour, it said. PTI VGN SA BN PALlast_img read more

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