In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa who led her alliance to a landslide victory will be sworn-in as Chief Minister for a third time tomorrow. The swearing in ceremony is scheduled for 12.15 pm at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium. Ms.Jayalalitha will be sworn in along with 33 member cabinet.
The list of ministers along with their portfolios was announced this evening. O. Paneerselvam will be the finance minister while K.A. Sengotayan has been given agriculture.
Earlier Ms.Jayalalitha, who was unanimously elected Leader of the AIADMK Legislature Party, met the Governor Surjit Singh Barnala and staked claim to form government.
Later speaking to media persons, Ms.Jayalalitha said that there were several challenges before the new government including putting the economy back on rails and taking the state on the path of prosperity and growth.