E Palaniswami is new Tamil Nadu chief minister, third CM state has had in nine months

Tamil Nadu Governor CH Vidyagar Rao being welcomed by Chief Minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday. PTI Photo R Senthil Kumar(PTI2_16_2017_000179B)

Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao welcomes Edappadi K Palaniswami ahead of the latter's swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday. PTI

 

Chief Minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami taking the oath of secrecy administered by Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday. PTI Photo R Senthil Kumar(PTI2_16_2017_000176B)

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao (right) administers the oath of office to AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami, making him the ninth chief minister of Tamil Nadu. PTI

 

Chief Minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami being presenting a floral bouquet by Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao after he taking the oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday. PTI Photo R Senthil Kumar(PTI2_16_2017_000213B)

Palaniswami, 63, also became the third chief minister the state has had in the last nine months — after J Jayalalithaa who became CM following Assembly elections in May, and O Panneerselvam who ascended to the post after her death in December. PTI

 

The Council of Ministers taking over the oath of secrecy following Chief Minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday. PTI Photo R Senthil Kumar(PTI2_16_2017_000214B)

Senior AIADMK leaders part of the new Council of Ministers taking the oath of secrecy following chief minister Palaniswami's appointment at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday. PTI

 

The Council of Ministers taking over the oath of secrecy following Chief Minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday. PTI Photo R Senthil Kumar(PTI2_16_2017_000235B)

The 31-member Cabinet included ministers who had worked for previous chief minister O Panneerselvam, who was booted out of the party after rebelling against interim general secretary VK Sasikala. PTI

 

Chief Minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami with Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao and his cabinet colleagues pose for a group photograph after swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday. PTI Photo R Senthil Kumar(PTI2_16_2017_000244B)

Newly sworn in Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami with Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and his Cabinet colleagues pose for a group photograph after their swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday. PTI

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Updated Date: Feb 17, 2017 11:18:08 IST

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