One year ago, Jayalalithaa took charge on same day
Chennai: In a coincidence, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa today took oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the second time in a span of one year on the same day - 23 May.
Jayalalithaa had assumed office on 23 May 2015, as Chief Minister for the fifth time of the State then following her acquittal in a disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court.
Exactly after a year, the 68-year-old leader was once again sworn-in as Chief Minister, this time after leading her party to a successive term in about three decades. Breaking a political jinx, the AIADMK had retained power in Tamilnadu, a feat achieved by the same party in 1984.
Tamilnadu voters rarely give a successive mandate for a particular party to lead the government and the AIADMK and DMK have been alternately coming to power for long. The AIADMK won 134 seats in the May 16 Assembly polls, paving the way for Jayalalithaa continuing in office as Chief Minister.