Chennai: New Tamil Nadu CM O. Panneerselvam keeps a photograph of Jayalalithaa in his pocket after taking oath as Tamil Nadu CM.
O Panneerselvam was sworn in as chief minister of Tamil Nadu at a low profile event at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai in the early hours of Tuesday, almost two hours after J Jayalalithaa passed away at Apollo Hospitals .
Governor C Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Panneerselvam at 1.20am. The rest of the 32-member cabinet took oath in chorus.
The members of the Panneerselvam cabinet are: Dindigul C Srinivasan, Edappadi K Palaniswami, Sellur K Raju, P Thangamani, S P Velumani, D Jayakumar, C Ve Shanmugam, K P Anbalagan, V Saroja, M C Sampath, K C Karuppannan, R Kamaraj, O S Manian, Udumalai K Radhakrishnan, C Vijaya Baskar, R Doraikkannu, Kadambur Raju, R B Udhayakumar, Vellamandi N Natarajan, K C Veeramani, K Panidarajan, K T Rajenthra Bhalaji, P Benjamin, M R Vijayabhaskar, Nilofer Kafeel, M Manikandan, V M Rajalakshmi, G Baskaran, Sevvoor S Ramachandran, S Valarmathi, P Balakrishna Reddy.