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
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.
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