Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam to hold first cabinet meeting today
Meanwhile, the new Chief Minister is yet to formally take his seat in his office at the Secretariat.
AIADMK leader and new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, O Panneerselvam who assumed office following the demise of J Jayalalithaa, will reportedly hold a Cabinet meeting on Saturday at the State Secretariat.
The meeting will begin at 11.30 am as per the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) sources, reports The Hindu.
Panneerselvam recently visited the Poes Garden bungalow of J Jayalalithaa to meet her longtime companion Sasikala Natarajan, apparently the new power centre in the ruling AIADMK. Sasikala Natarajan has been at the centre of political activity since Jayalalithaa's death earlier this week. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister is yet to formally take his seat in his office at the Secretariat.
The former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa commonly known as "Amma" died after she suffered a cardiac arrest in a private hospital in the intervening night of December 5 and 6.
Authorities have also declared a seven-day mourning period beginning Tuesday. Schools, colleges, offices and businesses were to be closed for the next three days, which have been designated a public holiday in the state. The Centre also announced a day’s national mourning.
Recently, Tamil Nadu government has allotted Rs. 15 crore for the construction of a grand memorial for former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa near the MGR memorial on the Marina.
"The money has been allotted and officials have taken the measurements around where Amma was laid to rest. A tender will be floated, and after the minimum required period, work on her memorial will be undertaken at full speed,” a minister told a leading english daily.