E. Palanisamy, AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's choice, will be sworn in on Thursday evening as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the Raj Bhavan announced. Soon after AIADMK Sasikala Natarajan was convicted in the disproportionate assets case on Tuesday and was asked to surrender immediately, she nominated E. Palanisamy as the AIADMK Legislative Party leader who is now set to be the next chief minister of Tamil Nadu with Governor C Vidyasagar Rao inviting him to form the government.
Palanisamy was a senior minister in the O Panneerselvam cabinet. He met Tamil Nadu Governor on Thursday morning at the Raj Bhavan with four key aides including KA Sengottaiyan and SP Velumani after he was invited by the Governor and has also proven his majority by submitting the signatures of 124 AIADMK MLAs supporting him.
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After swearing-in Palaniswamy has to seek the vote of confidence of the Tamil Nadu Assembly within fifteen days to prove his majority.
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