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MK Stalin becomes Tamil Nadu CM; N Rangasamy becomes CM of Puducherry for 4th time

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M K Stalin sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil NaduOn 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.N Rangasamy sworn in as Puducherry Chief Minister

  • 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

About Puducherry

It was merged with the Indian Union on 1st November 1954
Governor – Tamilisai Soundararajan
Capital – Puducherry