Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao today (16th) appointed AIADMK legislature party leader Edappadi K. Palanisamy as the Chief Minister.
The Governor has asked Palanisamy to seek vote of confidence in 15 days, the Raj Bhawan said in a statement.
Tamil Nadu Minister D. Jayakumar said the swearing-in ceremony of Palanisamy as the Chief Minister will be held later today.
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala in connection with a 19-year old disproportionate assets case. She also will not be able to contest elections for 10 years or hold public office.
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister late J. Jayalalithaa, Sasikala and her two relatives, Ilavarasi and Sudhagaran were convicted in the case that alleged that the former chief minister owned assets far exceeding her known sources of income.