Stalin to take charge as TN CM on Friday?

Chennai: DMK president M K Stalin, whose party posted a spectalur victory in the just concluded Tamilnadu Assembly elections, is likely to assume charge as Chief Minister on Friday.

Sources said Stalin will take oath at a simple ceremony to take place in the Raj Bhavan, considering the present Covid-19 situation.

In the Assembly polls, the DMK got a clear edge over the AIADMK as it crossed the magic mark of 118 on its own to form the next government after a gap of ten years, with its allies too faring well.

Stalin, who is all set to take over as the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu,has said party would work to fulfill the people’s aspirations on assumption of power.

‘Ours will be a government for people from all sections. Their wishes will be fulfilled,’ he said.

Stating that people have given a massive win for the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance in the Assembly polls, Stalin thanked all those who worked towards it.

The DMK’s work would make people who voted for the combine led by it happy and also shall make others who did not favour it to ponder as to why we did not vote for the DMK and its allies, he added.

Asked about when he would assume office as Chief Minister, Stalin said there were several constituencies where the candidates who emerged victorious have not received their certificates of election and this process was expected to be completed tonight or on Monday.

NT Bureau