Jayalalithaa is likely to be sworn in as CM on May 23.

Jayalalithaa meets TN Governor stakes claim to form govt
news TN Government Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 19:29

AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Saturday called on Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah and formally staked claim to form the government in the state.

A day after she was elected AIADMK Legislature Party leader, Jayalalithaa met Rosaiah and gave him a copy of her election to the post.

She is likely to be sworn in Chief Minister for a second consecutive term on May 23 at a function at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium, and will assume office for the sixth time.

In the May 16 assembly polls, her party registered a major win bagging 134 seats, the first time since 1984 that voters of Tamil Nadu preferred a party for a successive term.

AIADMK's main rival DMK increased its tally to 89 and along with allies (Congress eight, and IUML one) has 98 members in the 15th Assembly that will be constituted.

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