DMK chief M K Stalin has sworn in as Tamil Nadu chief minister on Friday at Raj Bhavan.
Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office to 68-year old Stalin, for whom this would be the first stint as CM.
Along with Stalin, 34 ministers of his party also took an oath to be appointed in the state cabinet. He has clutched to some senior leaders like Duraimurugan along with other 18 former ministers and 15 ministers for the first time. P Geetha Jeevan and N Kayalvizhi Selvaraj are the women members in the cabinet
The DMK won 133 seats in the Assembly election, and along with allies, including Congress, the alliance has a total seat strength of 159 in the 234-member Assembly. The AIADMK won 66 seats and its allies the BJP and the PMK, four and five seats respectively.
This will be the sixth time the chief minister will be from the DMK since 1967, when party founder C N Annadurai was first elected to the post. Stalin’s father M Karunanidhi held the post thereafter.