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It's official: Sasikala will be new Tamil Nadu chief minister

Tamil Nadu is all set to have a new chief minister in VK Sasikala.

The AIADMK general secretary was unanimously elected as the legislative party leader after chief minister O Panneerselvam resigned, and then proposed her name for the post.

Party sources said Sasikala is expected to take oath either on Monday or February 9. She will also meet governor C Vidyasagar Rao, and stake claim to form the state government.

Chinnamma all set to become the Next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial)
February 5, 2017

The decision to elect Sasikala – a close aide of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa – to the post was taken at an emergency meeting convened at the party headquarters.

Honourable CM Thiru.O.Panneerselvam proposed the name of Chinnamma as the leader of AIADMK Legislature Party Leader.

— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial)
February 5, 2017

The MLAs meeting began nearly 45 minutes behind schedule on account of a preliminary meeting that was held at Sasikala’s Poes Gardens residence. Sources said the preliminary meeting ran for over two hours.

Source: HindustanTimes