While Stalin, his Cabinet colleagues and DMK MLAs made a solemn affirmation, most AIADMK members including Palaniswami and former Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam took the oath in the name of God.
Venkatesan K, a former DMK MLA; VP Ramalingam, brother of former speaker VP Sivakolunthu; and advocate RB Ashok Babu have been appointed as MLAs.
Harish, through his father Elangovan, sent Rs 1000 he saved to the Chief Minister’s relief fund with a handwritten note asking Chief Minister M K Stalin to help the people.
This will be the first time Edappadi K Palaniswami will be serving as the party’s legislature leader. O Pannerselvam served the position for a short time in 2006 before Jayalalithaa replaced him.
Siddha Covid-19 Care Centres to treat patients with mild symptoms and the Tamil Nadu government hopes the decision will reduce the crowd at other hospitals.
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News: The first session of the 16th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly will take place today at Kalaivanar Arangam in Omandurar Government Estate in Chennai.
Interestingly, a few strong portfolios have been given to leaders who were sacked and sidelined in AIADMK by erstwhile Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha and the EPS-OPS duo. A look at some of these entrants in Stalin’s cabinet.
Tamil Nadu Lockdown Guidelines and Rules: This comes a day after the state recorded 26,465 fresh Covid-19 on Friday, pushing the active infections to 1.35 lakh.
New Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has picked MLA Palanivel Thiagarajan, or PTR— with an engineering degree from NIT Trichy, higher studies in the State University of New York, and an MBA in Finance from the Sloan School of Management at MIT — to be his Finance Minister.
Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee, senior judges and alliance party leaders including MDMK’s Vaiko and PCC chief K S Alagiri were among the chief guests at the event.
Chief Minister Stalin also announced the price of Aavin Milk will be reduced by Rs 3/litre. This will come into effect from May 16.
The ceremony began at 9 am. Stalin was sworn in first, followed by other ministers. The event was low-key in the view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News May 7 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 26,465 positive cases of Covid-19 today bringing the state tally to 13,23,965
This will be the sixth time the chief minister will be from the DMK since 1967, when party founder C N Annadurai was first elected to the post. Stalin’s father M Karunanidhi held the post thereafter.
Mahendran, who unsuccessfully contested the April 6 Assembly polls from Singanallur constituency in Coimbatore, told reporters he submitted a letter to Haasan, informing his resignation from the party post as well as its primary membership.
In videos that surfaced on various social media, the three youths could be seen teasing and hurting the elephants with stones and sticks.
Ramaswamy was known across Tamil Nadu as a feisty anti-corruption activist who won't hesitate in approaching the court – or violating the law himself – for his cause. He wouldn't even let his progressing age come in his way.
In a statement on Wednesday, Stalin said he has instructed the chief secretary to set up a 'war room' which will act as a central unit to monitor the medical oxygen stocks and vaccine, the requirement of beds, etc.
Stalin will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on May 7 at the Governor's residence. Officials said the ceremony would be low-key in view of the pandemic.
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News May 5, 6 Highlights: As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 1,28,311.
Kalyanam was Gandhi's personal secretary from 1943 to 1948, when the Mahatma was assassinated.
A prolific activist in Chennai, Traffic Ramaswamy was also known for filing PILs in the Madras High Court against footpath encroachments, road widening and encroachments and traffic violations.
District Collector John Luis said the hospital had sufficient oxygen supply, however, doctors and healthcare workers staged a protest inside the hospital premises Wednesday claiming the hospital was facing a shortage of oxygen.
On all the 60 seats it contested as part of the alliance with TTV Dhinakaran's party, the DMDK drew a blank.
According to sources, MK Stalin will meet meet Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday to stake claim to form the government in Tamil Nadu. On May 7, he is to be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.