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Narendra Modi wishes J Jayalalithaa

Narendra Modi wishes J Jayalalithaa

India Blooms News Service | | 23 May 2016, 06:27 pm
New Delhi, May 23 (IBNS): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated J Jayalalithaa after she oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Modi said his Central government will work closely with the new government in the south Indian state.

"Congratulations to Jayalalithaa ji & her team on taking oath. Centre will work closely with new Govt. for progress of TN. @AIADMKOfficial,"Modi tweeted.

J Jayalalithaa was on Monday sworn-in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu to be in the office for the second consecutive term and sixth time allover.

Her swearing-in ceremony took place at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai.

Twenty-eight  other ministers from the AIADMK  took mass oath shortly after Jayalalithaa.

Her first term was between 1991-96, second 2001-06 and third 2011-16.

For nearly six months, starting September 2001 she was out of office as  she was unseated by Supreme Court in connection with the  TANSI case.

She remained out of office again between September 29, 2014 and May 22, 2015 after she was disqualified as a legislator following her conviction in a graft case by a trial court in Bengaluru.

After the trial court verdict was set aside  by Karnataka High Court,  she was sworn in as chief minister for the fifth time.

Last week, Jayalalithaa's party emerged victorious in the state assembly elections, but  with a narrower margin  than five years ago.

Her AIADMK has won 134 of the state's 234 seats, while the DMK,  has bagged 89 seats. Its pre-poll partner the Congress has won eight.