Stalin to meet Governor today, stake claim to form government

DMK president and Tamilnadu’s Chief Minister-in-waiting MK Stalin was on Tuesday unanimously elected as the legislature party leader. During a meeting of the elected DMK legislators at the party headquarters Anna Arivalayam, a resolution in this regard was adopted.

As per the party procedure, DMK general secretary Duraimurugan had proposed the name of Stalin as the legislature party head and was endorsed by the MLAs instantly. Party sources further said that Stalin was expected to meet Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit at his office today (Wednesday) to stake his party’s claim to officially form the government.

As Stalin already announced earlier, the swearing-in ceremony, which would be held at Raj Bhavan on Friday, would be a low-key affair due to the pandemic situation. The Governor would invite the DMK leader and his proposed council of ministers for the function where they will take oath as ministers.