Tamil Nadu governor gives Jayalalithaa consent to form government
news Friday, May 22, 2015 - 05:30
Just 11 days after being acquitted by a vacation bench of the Karnataka High Court in the disproportionate assets case, J Jayalalithaa emerged from her Chennai Poes Garden residence and made her first public appearance in nearly eight months Ammaâ€™s supporters certainly did not fail to show their support as crowds clamoured to get a glimpse of the leader while her entourage of cars drove past. The News Minute brings you a quick review of the day that was: At a meeting held at AIADMK headquarters this morning, Jayalalithaa was unanimously re-elected as legislature party leader. Later, O Panneerselvam and a few other senior leaders met Jayalalithaa at her residence. As a stage setting, â€ścaretaker CMâ€ť O Panneerselvam resigned as Chief Minister, thereby paving way for Amma to take over. Governor K Rosaiah accepted his resignation, ending Panneerselvamâ€™s eight-month stint. Later in theÂ noon, Jayalalithaa met governor K Rosaiah at Raj Bhavan and presented the list of ministers to him. Later, the Governorâ€™s wife presented a shawl to Jayalalithaa. She paid tribute to AIADMK party founder MGR and DMK founder CN Annadurai by garlanding their statues at Marina Beach. Meanwhile, Karnataka High Court dismissed a public interest litigation filed by an advocate Raviraj Gururaj, against Jayalalithaaâ€™s swearing-in ceremony. The court has also pressed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the petitioner for filing PIL based on â€śassumptions and presumptionsâ€ť. Â The Amma reign is all set to resume as JayalalithaaÂ is expected to be sworn in as chief minister atÂ 11am on May 23.