AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa meets Tamil Nadu Governor, to take oath as CM tomorrow

J Jayalalithaa is expected to be sworn in tomorrow.

By: Express Web Desk Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Updated: May 22, 2015 8:50 pm
 AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa paying floral tribute at former chief minister and party founder MGR's statue in Chennai on Friday. (Source: PTI) AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa paying floral tribute at former chief minister and party founder MGR’s statue in Chennai on Friday. (Source: PTI)

AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa met Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah on Friday afternoon and handed him a list of names who will be made ministers in her government. She is expected to take oath as chief minister tomorrow at 11 am, sources said. As Jayalalithaa left Raj Bhavan to garland AIADMK founder M G Ramchandran’s statue, large crowds greeted her en route.

Earlier in the day, an AIADMK legislature party meeting, which started at 7 am today, concluded in five minutes electing party chief J Jayalalithaa as the leader of the legislature party, paving her way to become the CM of Tamil Nadu.

Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and three senior ministers visited Jayalalithaa at her residence immediately after the meeting. The chief minister also submitted his resignation to Governor K Rosaiah. The resignation was accepted and Jayalalithaa was invited to form the government ‘at the earliest.’

Jayalalithaa’s return to the top post comes after she was acquitted by the Karnataka High Court in a 19-year disproportionate assets case. She was forced to quit as Chief Minister after she was found guilty by a trial court last September.

Here is the schedule of Jayalalithaa in the days to come:

May 22, 1.40 pm: Jayalalithaa will leave Poes Garden residence to drive to Raj Bhavan to meet K Rosaiah, the governor of Tamil Nadu.

1.50pm: The resolution electing her as the Chief Minister would be handed over to the governor.

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After 2pm: Her convoy will reach the memorial of M G Ramachandran, former Chief Minister and her mentor, on Marina beach to garland his statue, and she will also garland statues of DMK founder C N Annadurai, MGR’s mentor, and Periyar E V Ramasamy, mentor of Annadurai and the leader of self-respect movement, who founded Dravida Kazhagam (DK) party.

May 23, after 10.30am (9.30 am to 10.30 am considered inauspicious): She reaches the centenary hall of the University of Madras, one of her favourite venues in Chennai, where she would be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time. Most likely, R Thandavan, Vice Chancellor of the university, who is also a card holding member of her party and one who acted in AIADMK’s propaganda movies during MGR’s period, will be receiving her at the university campus.

After the swearing-in ceremony, she would head to the state secretariat. She would sign three crucial files on Saturday, including one on transgenders and another on women.

A press meeting is also being planned on the same day evening, for which the time and venue is not yet finalised.

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  1. Babyjoseph Chacko
    May 22, 2015 at 12:41 pm
    In kerala we have got another Amma and in center we have got appa. we are satisfied with appa or amma to help us
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      vikrant pandey
      May 22, 2015 at 6:32 pm
      i am agrre wid you bro she should be behind the bars, but this is india and here no one vl listen to common man lyk us...even salman khan is out of jail,,and there are so many we have to do something to save our country,,god is not gonna come here and save us..he gave common man the same power we have to build faith in our god and do something very big to save our country..
      1. J
        Jawahar D.R
        May 22, 2015 at 3:02 pm
        Most of the politicians have to be behind bars. Kumarasamy missed the great opportunity to set the trend in the country, which the million of ordinary people were hoping for. Unfortunately his weakness in maths stood in the way. Now all judges including supreme court judges should be sent for special maths cles. They need to understand crores, millions and billions which is the extent of corruption today. Kumarasamy is a poor guy who perhaps did not do well in mathematics in school. We have to blame the school and his teacher and not his judgement.
        1. G
          May 22, 2015 at 11:22 pm
          I knew it from the start that the trial and conviction of jayalalitha was fictionally scripted from start to finish and was meant merely to be served as hog wash to the innocent public
          1. R
            May 22, 2015 at 2:10 pm
            TN represents a great paradox in India. All my life, most of my friends from TN have provided many reasons why the rest of India is to be considered less progressive or downright backward. Usual examples being UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, MP, etc. With lot of pride, they almost obsessively recount the happenings in the times of Kamaraj, MGR, Karuna, Amma, etc. Equally with contempt, point out the crudity of a Lalu, Mulayam, NTR, dy, etc. Along with a belief in their supremacy, they also believe that the drama of their politics is not really wrong because intents are correct. Today, however, all this seems empty given how the people of TN support criminals like JJ merely because Karuna is seen as more corrupt. There is not one self-respecting Tamizh who condemns all the criminal parties of TN and wishes for an alternative. It does appear that the caste and freebie policies of successive TN governments have made the average man from TN ignorant, willing to make pacts with evil, weak willed to make decisions on principles, and generally distinguish right from wrong. Sad to say, the great self-belief of superiority of these people is brought crashing down to make them no different from the dumb mes of UP or Bihar
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