TN governor appoints Stalin as Chief Minsiter, to take oath on Friday

Tamilnadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has appointed Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin as the Chief Minister of the State, the Raj Bhavan announced on Wednesday.

“MK Stalin called in the honourable governor of Tamilnadu today at Raj Bhavan and submitted a letter intimating his election as the leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Legislature Party,” the Raj Bhavan noted in a press release.

“The honourable Governor of Tamilnadu appointed him as the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and invited him to form the ministry and to have a swearing-in ceremony on 7 May 2021, at 9am at Raj Bhavan, Chennai,” it further said.

Earlier in the day, Stalin, who is now officially the Tamil Nadu chief minister-designate, met governor Purohit to stake claim to form the government after leading the DMK-led coalition to a comprehensive win in the recently held assembly elections in the state, which took place in a single phase on 6 April.