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TN Governor accepts Chief Minister’s resignation

The Governor of Assam, Shri Banwarilal Purohit calling on the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari, in New Delhi on February 14, 2017.

Chennai, May 3(BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Governor Bhanwarilal Purohit on Monday accepted the resignation of Chief minister Edappady K Palaniswami and dissolved the 15th  legislative assembly. The Governor requested Chief Minister Edappady K Palaniswami to continue till alternate arrangements are made.

In the elections to the Tamil Nadu assembly DMK led front had defeated the AIADMK led front when the results had come on May 2nd and this led to the resignation of Chief minister Edappady K Palaniswami.

Newly elected legislators of the DMK will be meeting at the party headquarters “Anna Arivalam” on Tuesday at 6pm and will elect party president MK Stalin as its leader. Stalin, according to party leaders, will swear in on May 7th ,Friday as the Chief minister of Tamil Nadu at the Rajbhavan premises in a simple function taking into account the surging cases of Covid and sticking on to Covid protocol.

Stalin has already told his party leaders that the swearing in has to be a simple function with no fanfare.