DMK chief MK Stalin elected as legislature party leader, to be sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM on 7 May

The DMK top leader is expected to call on Governor Banwarilal Purohit and stake a claim to form the government in the southern state

Press Trust of India May 05, 2021 00:03:47 IST
DMK chief MK Stalin elected as legislature party leader, to be sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM on 7 May

File image of MK Stalin. PTI

Chennai: DMK president MK Stalin was on Tuesday unanimously elected as legislature party leader and he is to be sworn-in as chief minister on 7 May.

"Party president @mkstalin was elected leader of the DMK legislature party," DMK said on its official Twitter handle. The party said a resolution was adopted unanimously electing Stalin as the legislature party leader.

The meet to elect him was held at headquarters 'Anna Arivalayam' and it witnessed the participation of 133 DMK MLAs, which includes eight from alliance parties like the MDMK. The government, meanwhile, said in a release that the swearing-in ceremony would be held on 7 May.

Stalin had already said that the ceremony shall be held in a simple manner in the Raj Bhavan premises in Chennai. The DMK top leader is expected to call on Governor Banwarilal Purohit and stake a claim to form the government.

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