O Panneerselvam
Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam.Wikimedia Commons/Prakashfotos

AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa was on Monday sworn in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for a second consecutive term. Twenty eight other leaders also took oath as Cabinet ministers at the swearing-in ceremony at Madras University's Centenary Auditorium.

The chief minister's Cabinet has 13 new faces, the Hindu reported. The portfolio of the finance minister was once again handed over to Jayalalithaa's loyalist O Panneerselvam.

The Press Trust of India had reported earlier that the Cabinet includes four women — Jayalalithaa and three doctors.

AIADMK or All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam won the Assembly elections with 134 of the total 232 seats, proving the exit polls wrong. The exit polls had predicted the main opposition party, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), would defeat AIADMK in the elections held on May 16.

It is for the first time in 32 years that a political party has won the mandate for a second consecutive term in the state. 

Following is the list of the new and old Cabinet ministers:

Old Cabinet Ministers
Ministers Portfolio
R Kamaraj Food, Civil Supplies and HR&CE
C Vijayabhaskar Health and Family Welfare
RB Udayakumar Revenue
Thangamani Electricity, prohibition and excise
VP Velumani Municipal Administration, Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme
D Jayakumar Fisheries
SP Shanmuganathan Milk and Dairy Development
MC Sampath Industries
C Ve Shanmugam Law, Courts and Prisons
KP Anbazhagan Higher Education
O Panneerselvam Finance, Personnel and Administrative Reforms
Kadambur Raju Information and Publicity
KT Rajenthra Bhalaji Rural Industries
KC Veeramani Commercial Taxes
P Benjamin School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare
New Cabinet Ministers
Ministers Portfolio
Dr. V Saroja Social Welfare, Nutritious Noon Meal Programme
Udumalai Radhakrishnan Housing and Urban Development
R Duraikannu Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
P Benjamin School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare
Vellamandi N Natarajan Tourism
VM Rajalakshmi Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare
S Valarmathi Backward classes and minority welfare
Dr. M Manikandan Information and Technology
MR Vijayabhaskar Transport
KC Karuppannan Environment
OS Manian Handlooms and Textiles
Sellur K Raju Cooperation and labour
Dindigul Srinivasan Forest
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