Amid the high-profile guests, DMK Chief MK Stalin also marked his presence. Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is representing the Centre. Follow all the Live Updates of the grand ceremony from Madras University here: [Know Your Leader Profile: J Jayalalithaa]
Chennai: AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu pic.twitter.com/Z6xK8MIaNS— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2016
12.15 pm: 28 ministers from AIADMK are taking oath for their portfolios in the new government.
12.10 pm: 68-year-old Jayalalithaa takes oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for the fourth term in office
Chennai: Oath taking ceremony of Tamil Nadu CM and the council of ministers, underway in Madras University pic.twitter.com/U1Sh8VV8vl— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2016
12 noon: Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah seen on the decked-up dais, where Jayalalithaa will take oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
11.45 am: Jayalalithaa leaves from her residence for Madras University where she will swear in as the CM of Tamil Nadu.
Chennai: Jayalalithaa leaves from her residence for Madras University where she will be sworn-in as CM of Tamil Nadu pic.twitter.com/2CRGgORK3E— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2016
Jayalalithaa had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the oath-taking function after her win against DMK in the recently concluded Assembly elections.
Tamil Nadu had conducted assembly elections in a single phase on Monday, May 16. Results were announced on Thursday, May 19. The AIADMK won 134 seats while the DMK bagged only 98 seats.
In 2011, her swearing-in was attended by Modi, who was then the Gujarat Chief Minister, besides a host of other dignitaries. She will be sworn-in for a second consecutive tenure along with 28 ministers.
It will be 68-year-old Jayalalithaa's fourth term in office. Her earlier tenures as Chief Minister were 1991-96, 2001-06 and 2011-16.