On May 7, 2021, M K Stalin who belongs to the party of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister (CM) of Tamil Nadu (TN). This is M K Stalin’s 1st Term as CM of TN.
- He was administered the oath of Office & Secrecy by TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit at Raj Bhavan, Chennai.
i.Meanwhile, N Rangasamy who belongs to All India N.R. Congress (AINRC) took oath as the CM of Puducherry. It is Rangasamy’s 4th Term (2001-06, 2006-08, 2011-16) as CM of Puducherry.
- He was administered the oath of Office & Secrecy by Puducherry Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan at Raj Niwas, Pondicherry.
The State Assembly elections to TN & Puducherry were conducted on April 6, 2021.
DMK + Alliance parties had won 159 seats out of 234 +1 Seats in the Tamil Nadu State Assembly. Along with M K Stalin, a 34 member Cabinet was also sworn in.
Note – + 1 nominated member.
While the Alliance led by AINRC won 16 seats out of 30+3 in the Puducherry State Assembly.
Note – + 3 nominated member.
- Article 164 of the Indian Constitution deals with the appointment of Chief Ministers and other ministers.
- According to Article 164 (1A), the total number of Ministers, including the Chief Minister, in the Council of Ministers in a State shall not exceed 15 % of the total number of members of the Legislative Assembly of that state.
About Tamil Nadu
Governor – Banwarilal Purohit
Formed on – November 1, 1956 (carved from erstwhile Madras Presidency)
Capital – Chennai
It was merged with the Indian Union on 1st November 1954
Governor – Tamilisai Soundararajan
Capital – Puducherry