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J Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for fifth time

May 23, 2015 11:00 IST

J JayalalithaaAIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa was on 23 May 2015 sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for fifth time. Along with her, 28 others were sworn in as ministers in her Cabinet.

The oath was administered by Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai.

She is the 18th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and succeeded O Panneerselvam who resigned on 21 May 2015 following her acquittal on 11 May 2015 in the disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court.

The court overruled the Bangalore’s special court judgment which found Jayalalithaa guilty. The verdict made her ineligible to occupy the post and subsequently, O Panneerselvam assumed the office on 29 September 2014.

Jayalalithaa had been the Chief Minister for four times during June 1991-May 1996, May-September 2001, March 2002-May 2006 and May 2011-September 2014 and will be in the office till the expiry of the fourteenth State Legislative Assembly in May 2016.

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