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February 16, 2017 12:32
Palaniswami sworn as CM of Tamil Nadu

Palaniswami sworn as the Chief Minister of Tamil Badu. He is the third minister of the state in less than three months.

Ending the ten day political drama in Tamil Nadu Governor ‘C Vidayasagar Rao’ invited the AIADMK's leader of Legislature Party and Works Minister Edapadi K Palaniswami to form the next government of the state.

Palaniswami met Governor Rao with five other senior AIADMK leaders today morning. He was given 15 days to prove his majority in the Assembly. The invitation to VK Sasikala loyalist to form the next government also marked the end of the ambitious bid caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

On Wednesday (Feb 15) evening, Palaniswami met Governor Rao and submitted a list of total 124 MLAs supporting him in the 234-member Tamil Nadu Assembly, and requested the Governor to invite him to form the government.

The crisis in the state Tamil Nadu begun after the death of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on December 5th last year that triggered a massive succession war within the ruling government AIADMK.

The ministers and their portfolios are as below:



K Palaniswami

Chief Minister

C Sreenivasan

Minister of Forests

KA Sengottaiyan

Minister for School Education & Sports and Youth Welfare

K Raju

Minister for Cooperation

P Thangamani

Ministry for Electricity, Prohibition and Excise

SP Velumani

Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development, Implementation of Special Programme

D Jayakumar

Minister for Fisheries

CV Shanmugam

Minister for Law, Courts and Prisons

KP Anbalagan

Minister for Higher Education

V Saroja

Minister for Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme

MC Sampath

Minister for Industries

KC Karuppanan

Minister for Environment

R Kamaraj

Minister for Food & Civil Supplies

OS Manjan

Minister for Handlooms and Textiles

K Radhakrishnan

Minister for Housing and Urban Development

Dr C Vijaya Baskar

Minister for Health and Family Welfare

R Doraikkantu

Minister for Agriculture

Kadambur Raju

Minister for Information and Publicity

RB Udhaykumar

Minister for Revenue

N Natarajan

Minister for Tourism

KC Veeramani

Minister for Commercial Taxes

KT Rajenthra Bhalaji

Minister for Milk and Dairy Development

P Benjamin

Minister for Rural Industries

Dr Nilofer Kafeel

Minister for Labour

MR Vijayabaskar

Minister for Transport

M Manikandan

Minister for Information Technology

VM Rajalakshmi

Minister for Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare

G Baskaran

Minister for Khadi and Village Industries Board

S Ramachandran

Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments

S Valarmathi

Minister for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare

P Balakrishna Reddy

Minister for Animal Husbandry

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