Jayalalitha's swearing-in likely on May 23

Jayalalitha’s swearing-in likely on May 23

Jayalalitha’s swearing-in likely on May 23


AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who led her party to a successive win in the assembly elections, has convened her party’s Legislature Party meeting for Friday.

She is all set to be elected as leader of the Legislature Party in the meet, setting the stage for her to be sworn in as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for the sixth time.

According to sources, she will take charge as chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the sixth time, at the centenary auditorium of University of Madras on May 23 (Monday).

All the newly-elected MLAs were asked to attend the meeting without fail. Sources said, Jayalalithaa will be elected as the legislature party leader at the meeting, after which she will meet governor K Rosaiah and stake claim to form government.

In statement issued, Jayalalithaa said the meeting will be held at the party headquarters at 5 p.m. on Friday and asked all the elected lawmakers to attend the meeting.

AIADMK has won 134 constituencies which includes seats won by allies — Karunas (Mukkulathor Pulipadai in Thruvadanai), U Thaniarasu (TN Kongu Ilangyar Peravai in Kangeyam), and Thammemun Ansari (Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi in Nagapattinam).

On Thursday, Jayalalithaa proved her detractors wrong again as she led AIADMK to power for a second consecutive term, bucking the tradition since 1984 when no party has retained power in Tamil Nadu.