Chennai(web team): AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Saturday sworn in for the fifth time as Tamil Nadu chief minister, nearly eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges.

AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa with Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah
AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa with Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah

Governor K Rosaiah gave oath to Jayalalitha at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium. Actor Rajinikanth, ICC Chairman N. Srinivasan and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan attended the ceremony.

Along with Jaya, 28 others were sworn in as Ministers. Jayalalithaa will hold the portfolios of home, police, public, all India services, general administration and district revenue officers​.

A day ago, 67-year-old Jayalalithaa was re-elected as legislature party leader at a meeting of party MLAs at its headquarter, 11 days after she was acquitted by the Karnataka High Court in a disproportionate assets case.

Jayalalithaa has retained old faces when she was chief minister during 2011-14. This includes her trusted aide O Panneerselvam as Minister of Finance, Natham R Viswanathan as Electricity Minister and R Vaithilingam as Housing Minister, Edappadi K Palaniswami and P Mohan.

Latest updates:

11:00 IST Saturday, 23 May 2015

J Jayalalithaa sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for fifth time​

10:52 IST Saturday, 23 May 2015

Actor Rajinikanth, ICC Chairman N. Srinivasan arrive at Madras University.

10:50 IST Saturday, 23 May 2015

Jayalalithaa leaves for swearing-in ceremony

10:47 IST Saturday, 23 May 2015

Supporters gather outside Madras University

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