J Jayalalithaa and O Panneerselvam at Tamil Nadu.
J Jayalalithaa and O Panneerselvam.IANS

AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa has been sworn in as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for the record fifth time, after her aide O Panneerselvam resigned from the post on Friday. 

Jayalalithaa took oath at the centenary hall of the Madras University on Saturday, along with 28 other ministers. 

For Jayalalithaa, green was the colour of the day

The 67-year-old former movie star's return to power comes after her acquittal by the Karnataka High Court in the disproportionate assets case. 

PHOTOS of Jayalalithaa's swearing-in


12.00 pm: Jayalalithaa seen leaving the Madras University after her swearing-in. 

11.35 am: Actor-politician Sarath Kumar was also at the ceremony. 

11.27 am:  Celebrations have broken out among AIADMK supporters.

11.25 am: O Panneerselvam has taken oath as the Finance Minister. 

11.19 am: Jaya's cabinet ministers are now being sworn in. All 28 ministers took oath simultaneously. 

11.12 am: Jayalalithaa returns as the chief minister. 

11.10 am: Jayalalithaa is taking oath to return as the Tamil Nadu chief minister for the fifth time. 

11.00 am: Rajinikanth at Madras University. 

10.58 am: Jayalalithaa has arrived for her swearing-in. 

10.55 am: ICC Chairman N. Srinivasan and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan are also attending the ceremony. 

10.40 am: Superstar Rajinikanth is attending the swearing-in ceremony, and has already left his residence for Madras University, as per reports. 

10.30 am: Jayalalithaa is on her way to the Madras University. 

10.19 am: AIADMK supporters have started to gather at the Madras University. 

9.20 am: Jayalalithaa will hold portfolios of home, police, public, all India services, general administration and district revenue officers.

9.10 am: Reports suggest that the likes of Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj could be present for the swearing-in. Superstar Rajinikanth, who is Jayalalithaa's neighbour, may also make an appearance. 

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