DMK Chief MK Stalin will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on May 7. The swearing-in ceremony will be a simple one due to the pandemic. He is taking charge as CM for the first time. The function is likely to be held at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai.
The outgoing Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami resigned after his party lost the elections. While the DMK bagged 125 seats, the AIADMK won 65 seats. He extended his wishes to Stalin who will assume charge as the new Chief Minister. Stalin tweeted back “Need your advice and cooperation to create a better Tamil Nadu. Democracy is a combination of treasury and opposition. Let’s protect democracy.” He also thanked Palaniswami for his good wishes.
Meanwhile Stalin held consultations with government officials to review the Covid-19 situation and to discuss what remedial measures could be taken to arrest the spread of the infection.
Stalin paid floral tributes at his father’s memorial at the Marina Beach on Sunday after he received the certificate of election from election officials in Kolathur constituency. He promised to take immediate steps to fulfill his party’s electoral promises in a phased manner.