All India NR Congress leader N Rangasamy was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Puducherry at a brief ceremony held at the Raj Nivas here on Friday and will lead a coalition government of Bharatiya Janata Party members in his cabinet.
The 71-year-old three-time Chief Minister was administered the oath by Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan during a brief ceremony at Raj Niwas. Amidst an aggressive second wave of COVID cases, the function was only attended by elected MLAs, senior party functionaries and top government officials.
Earlier this month, the NR Congress-BJP alliance secured the majority in Puducherry, winning 16 seats in the 30-member assembly.
The Indian National Congress, which was ruling Puducherry until its government was toppled in February, won two seats. Its ally DMK won six seats out of the 13 it contested.