Udhayanidhi Stalin sworn-in as Tamil Nadu Minister

 Udhayanidhi Stalin, the ruling DMK’s youth wing secretary and MLA, was sworn in as the state minister today at 9.30 AM at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Chennai.

Udhayanidhi Stalin signed the oath of office and oath of secrecy in presence of governor RN Ravi and Chief Minister MK Stalin.

Clad in his trademark white shirt, with a logo of DMK’s youth wing embossed on it, Udhayanidhi took the oath in Tamil, in a style that was characteristic of his father, party chief M K Stalin.Swearing-in ceremony was over in 10 minutes. 45-year old MLA was congratulated by State Ministers and senior party leaders.

On Monday, in an official release, the Raj Bhavan said: “The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (M K Stalin) has recommended to the Governor of Tamil Nadu (R N Ravi) to induct Udhayanidhi Stalin, Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni Assembly Constituency in the Council of Ministers. The Governor had approved the recommendation.”

he 45-year-old legislator, who cut his teeth in the DMK’s youth wing, is hailed by party workers as a successful organiser and go-getter, who made the youth wing scale new heights under his leadership.

The determined membership drive, the mission to inculcate Dravidian ideology and ‘Dravidian model’ workshops are among some of the party initiatives under his leadership. Last month, he was retained as youth wing chief by the party for another term.

Political analyst Durai Karuna said that leaders were preparing the ground for a year now for Udhayanidhi to become a Minister. Senior Ministers including Duraimurugan and others, who have a strong say in party matters, have openly expressed their support to Udhayanidhi’s appointment as a Minister.

Political commentator M Bharat Kumar said that his induction was expected this week as Tamil month ‘Margazhi’ would commence after that. Margazhi is considered inauspicious by many people for beginnning something new.

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