Amma to take oath as Tamil Nadu CM on May 23


Update: She is likely to be sworn in by governor K Rosiah at a ceremony to be held in the Centenary auditorium of the Madras University.

AIADMK spokesperson C R Saraswathi told reporters that chief minister O Panneerselvam would tender his resignation soon after the MLAs meeting and party chief Jayalalithaa would be sworn in as chief minister the following day.

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Chennai: After her acquittal earlier the month, Jayalalithaa will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on May 23.

Earlier this week, Jayalalithaa was acquitted by the Karnataka High Court in a disproportionate assets case. All the other accused in the case have also been acquitted. The acquittal of the accused was done on the basis of an appeal by the latter.

In the wake of her acquittal, her counsel B Kumar stated that she can now become chief minister again. On the other hand, the DMK and PMT alleged that a ‘miscalculation’ had helped Jayalalithaa get an acquittal in the disproportionate assets case filed against her.