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PM calls up Palaniswami to congratulate him on becoming TN CM

New Delhi, Feb 16, 2017, PTI 21:23 IST
The Prime Minister made the phone call hours after Palaniswami, a V K Sasikala loyalist, was sworn-in as the Chief Minister. PTI file photo
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight called up Edappadi K. Palaniswami to congratulate him on taking over as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

"Spoke to Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami & congratulated him on taking over as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu," Modi tweeted.

The Prime Minister made the phone call hours after Palaniswami, a V K Sasikala loyalist, was sworn-in as the Chief Minister, ending 10-day political uncertainty in Tamil Nadu which had begun with caretaker CM O Panneerselvam's revolt against the AIADMK general secretary.

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to 63-year-old Palaniswami, a party veteran from western Tamil Nadu, at the head of a 31-member Cabinet at a ceremony in the Raj Bhavan this evening.

Palaniswami is the third person to occupy the top post in the last nine months.

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