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Jayalalitha stakes claim to form Tamil Nadu government

The AIADMK chief has retained several members from her previous Cabinet.

Written by Arun Janardhan | Chennai | Published: May 22, 2016 1:30 am

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The centenary auditorium of the University of Madras is being prepared for the swearing-in ceremony, scheduled to be held Monday.

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The AIADMK chief has retained several members from her previous Cabinet. These include O Panneerselvan (Finance), Edappadi Palanisamy (PWD), P Thangamani (Electricity), S P Velumani (Local Administration), C Vijayabaskar (Health), M C Sampath (Industries), K C Veeramani (Commercial Taxes), R Kamaraj (Food), S P Shanmuganathan (Dairy Development) and R B Udayakumar (Revenue).

Former Speaker D Jayakumar would take charge of the Fisheries department, while former minister C V Shanmugam will be the Law Minister.

K P Anbazhagan would get the higher education portfolio, while Udumalai Radhakrishnan will take charge of the Housing department.

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