Appointments

Panneerselvam sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

In a swift political transition following the death of J Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu’s Finance Minister and an old Jaya loyalist O Panneerselvam was sworn in as the state Chief Minister in a sombre ceremony at Raj Bhavan at around 2 am on 6 December 2016.

  • At a solemn ceremony in the Raj Bhavan, Mr. Panneerselvam was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao. This was his third swearing-in as Chief Minister.
  • Within hours of Jayalalithaa’s passing away at 11.30 pm at Chennai’s Apollo Hospital, all the AIADMK MLAs met at the party headquarters and elected Panneerselvam as Jayalalithaa’s successor.
  • Panneerselvam, the MLA from Bodinayakanur, then met Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and submitted a letter informing him of his election as leader of the AIADMK Legislature Party.
  • Panneerselvam, along with 31 other ministers, was then sworn in as Chief Minister at Raj Bhavan.
  • He will hold all portfolios held by Jayalalithaa including Home, besides Finance. He has also retained all the members of the Jayalalithaa Cabinet.
  • This is the third time Panneerselvam, 65, has become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • Unlike the last time when he turned emotional, Panneerselvam this time was calm and composed while being administered the oath.

Download the DayTodayGK APP for Android to stay up to date with the latest news, Read Articles & Practice Unlimited Quizzes in Current Affairs, GK, Computer, Banking, Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning.