DMK president M K Stalin was sworn in as chief minister of Tamil Nadu at a low-key ceremony on the lawns of Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Friday morning.
The 68-year-old Stalin steered the party to power after a remarkable victory in 2019 general elections. It is the sixth time that the DMK is forming a government in Tamil Nadu.
The DMK won 125 seats, while four from the MDMK, two from the MMK, one each from the TVK and the KNMK won on the DMK’s rising sun symbol, taking the tally to 133 in the 234-member assembly.
Clad in impeccable white shirt and vaetti, the DMK leader took oath of office and secrecy in Tamil. Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office and secrecy. The swearing-in ceremony was a low-key event due to Covid-19.