Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: MK Stalin stakes claim to form government; swearing-in likely on May 7

Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: MK Stalin stakes claim to form government; swearing-in likely on May 7

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Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: DMK President MK Stalin today met Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to stake a claim to form a government. DMK leaders TR Baalu and Durai Murugan accompanied MK Stalin to the Raj Bhavan and submitted a resolution in this regard. DMK leader RS Bharathi said that the date and time of the swearing-in will be decided by the governor. Earlier, Governor Banwarilal Purohit had dissolved Tamil Nadu Assembly.

Earlier yesterday, DMK president M K Stalin was unanimously elected as DMK’s legislature party leader. According to reports, he is likely to be sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on May 7.

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The meeting was held at headquarters ‘Anna Arivalayam’ and it witnessed the participation of 133 newly-elected MLAs, which includes eight from alliance parties like the Vaiko-led MDMK who fought the polls on DMK’s ‘Rising Sun’ symbol.

MK Stalin’s name was proposed by party general secretary Duraimurugan and seconded by principal secretary K N Nehru. Stalin had already said that the ceremony shall be held in a simple manner in the Raj Bhavan premises here.

Tamil Nadu had voted in a single phase on April 6 and the results were declared on May 2. The DMK has contested alliance with the Congress, CPI-M, CPI and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi. While the DMK has won 133 seats, its ally Congress won 18, CPI 2, CPI-M 2 and VCK 4. The DMK is returning to power after 10 years.

The AIADMK has won 66 seats, the BJP won 4 and the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) won 5 seats.

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