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Governor Accepts Tamil Nadu CM's Resignation But Sasikala's Swearing-In Date Yet To Be Finalised

Meanwhile, preparations are in full swing at the Madras University Centenary Hall.

07/02/2017 8:36 AM IST | Updated 07/02/2017 8:36 AM IST
Press Trust of India

CHENNAI -- The date for swearing-in of AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is yet to be finalised, a party spokesperson said on Monday.

A Raj Bhavan official here also told IANS that Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who holds the post of Tamil Nadu Governor as additional charge, has left for Mumbai and there is no plan for him to travel to Chennai on Tuesday.

There is no information regarding the swearing-in date yet.

"There is no information (yet) on the swearing-in date," AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathi told IANS amid speculation that it could be on February 9.

Meanwhile the Madras University Centenary Hall is being readied for the swearing in of Sasikala.

Rao accepted Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's resignation on Monday.

In a letter to Panneerselvam, copies of which were given to the media, Rao said:

"I hereby accept your resignation and the resignation of your Council of Ministers tendered vide your letter dated February 5. I request you and the present Council of Ministers to function until alternate arrangements are made."

According to reports, Governor Rao has been travelling.

Panneerselvam tendered his resignation on Sunday to enable Sasikala, who was elected the legislature party leader of AIADMK, to become the third woman Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

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