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Updates: Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister


Chennai, May 23: After a thumping vicotry in the recently concluded assembly elections, AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa was sworn in as Tamil Nadu chief minister for the fourth time.

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]


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

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.

[Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016 Results Updates]

Jayalalithaa had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the oath-taking function after her win against DMK in the recently concluded Assembly elections.

[Special Coverage: Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2016]

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.

[Know your state-- Tamil Nadu]

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.

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