Chennai: Sasikala loyalist Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thusday took oath as the new Chief Minister after Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao invited him to form the government.
Palaniswami will retain most of the ministers from outgoing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam’s cabinet in his 31-member ministry.
Among others, Palaniswami will hold portfolios of Home and Finance, besides Public Works, Highways and Minor Ports, which he had managed as a minister in the Jayalalithaa and Panneerselvam cabinets, sources said.
K A Sengottaiyan, recently elevated as AIADMK Presidium Chairman following the sacking of E Madhusudanan, also made his comeback into the AIADMK cabinet.
Originally included in her cabinet in 2011, Jayalalithaa dismissed Sengottaiyan the very next year and he could never make a comeback.