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Jayalalithaa calls on Tamil Nadu Governor, stakes claim to form government

AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa Today Called On Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah And Formally Staked Claim To Form Government In The State.

PTI | Updated on: 21 May 2016, 08:50:05 PM


AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa today called on Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah and formally staked claim to form 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 the 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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First Published : 21 May 2016, 08:47:00 PM