Panneerselvam sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister….reports Asian Lite News
Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam was on Tuesday sworn in as Chief Minister after the death of J.Jayalalithaa. Within hours of Jayalalithaa’s passing away, Panneerselvam was elected AIADMK legislature party leader.
He was then sworn in as Chief Minister at Raj Bhavan by Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao. This is the third time Panneerselvam becomes the Chief Minister.
Unlike the last time when he turned emotional, Panneerselvam this time was calm and composed while being administered the oath.
Leaders of political parties on Tuesday condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief J. Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night.
“Popular, strong, bold, efficient, people- friendly, charismatic leader, Amma. Always at the heart of people. Big loss.I am shocked,saddened,” tweeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“I humbly urge the people of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK to face this big loss with courage and greatness. May she Rest in Peace.”
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also condoled her death. “Death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister very saddening. May she rest in peace. One day state mourning in Bihar.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also took to Twitter to condole the death of the AIADMK leader.
“Very sad to hear the demise of Amma. A very very popular leader. Aam Aadmi’s leader. May her soul rest in peace,” the Aam Aadmi Party leader tweeted.
Jayalalithaa died at Apollo hospital on Monday night, a day after she suffered a cardiac arrest. She was 68. She was admitted in hospital since September 22.