O Panneerselvam sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

Dec 05, 2016 3:00 | Poltics

Jayalalita loyalist and two times chief minister O Panneerselvam was sworn in as Chief Minister at a sombre ceremony at the Raj Bhawan along with all the 31 ministers in the erstwhile Jayalalithaa Cabinet.

The ceremony took place just two hours after the announcement of her death. 

Panneerselvam had stepped into her shoes twice earlier when she was convicted in corruption cases. As Finance Minister, he was given charge of the portfolios held by Jayalalithaa after she was hospitalised with fever and dehydration.

He submitted the list of hie cabinet ministers with the Governor. They all are also sworn in as the cabinet ministers by the Governor.