• search

Karunanidhi sworn in as TN CM for fifth time

Written by: Staff

Chennai, May 13: DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, heading a 31-member Ministry, was today sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for the record fifth time.

Governor Surjit Singh Baranala administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr Karunanidhi and his Cabinet colleagues at a function at the Nehru Indoor Stadium here at 1100 hrs.

The massive crowd burst into cheers as the octogenarian leader took the oath.

Earlier, Mr Karunanidhi, accompanied by his Cabinet colleagues, paid respects to rationalist leader Periyar, his mentor C N Annadurai and Congress leader K Kamaraj by visiting their memorials. After Mr Karunanidhi took the oath, K Anbazhagan, Arcot N Veerasamy and M K Stalin followed suit as Finance, Electricity and Local Administration Ministers respectively.

Cheers rent the air in the stadium when the Governor invited Mr Stalin, who is Mr Karunanidhi's son, to assume office. After failing to find berths in the earlier DMK regimes in 1989 and 1996, Mr Stalin made his debut in the Ministry.

He was followed by Ko Si Mani, a former Minister hailing from Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district and Veerapandi Arumugam, the party's strong man in Salem. They assumed office as Cooperation and Agriculture Ministers respectively.


For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more