In Tamil Nadu, DMK leader M.K. Stalin will be sworn in as the Chief Minister at a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan at 9 am today. State Governor Banwarilal Purohit will administer the oath to the Chief Minister and also to 33 cabinet ministers at Raj Bhavan at 9am.
After a massive win at the 16th Assembly election, DMK forms the new Government for the 6th time in the State. The Government takes position even as the challenge to control pandemic looms large.
Stalin’s entry as the new Chief Minister is being looked upon with much expectation. He is signing important files soon after swearing in and also leads a cabinet meeting today evening.
The 68 year old leader Stalin becomes the Chief Minister after he took over the reins of the Party on August 28, 2018 after his father’s demise. He has been able to lead the party to a success both in the General elections in 2019 and also in the 16th Assembly elections. He became the leader of the DMK Party after 50 years of presidency by his father and DMK Patriarch M.Karunanidhi.
Born as the third son of the Late leader M. Karunanidhi and Dayalu Ammal on March 1, 1953, Stalin was named after Russian leader Joseph Stalin as he had passed away just four days his birth. He joined the party as a 14 year old and was elected to the General Committee of the party in 1973. He was arrested under the maintenance of Internal Security act during emergency. Stalin was elected to the Tamilnadu Assembly five times since 1989. Stalin also served as the first Deputy Chief Minister of the State in 2009. He also served as Chennai’s mayor in 2001. This is the seventh time that M.K. Stalin has been elected from the Assembly from the Kolathur constituency.