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

FP Staff February 17, 2017 11:18:08 IST
E Palaniswami is new Tamil Nadu chief minister, third CM state has had in nine months
E Palaniswami is new Tamil Nadu chief minister third CM state has had in nine months

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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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