AIADMK legislature party leader O. Panneerselvam is expected to be sworn in the new chief minister of Tamil Nadu , said Raj Bhavan sources. Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later

“We are ready for the swearing-in ceremony. However, the time has not been decided,” a Raj Bhavan officical told IANS. Also Read - Before Reporting For Duty, This Bengaluru Cop Teaches Children of Migrant Workers Everyday For An Hour

Panneerselvam, 63, was elected the leader of the AIADMK’s legislature party Sunday evening following four-year prison term to party general secretary and Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case. Also Read - Ready to Send Children Back to School? 78% Parents Say No, Willing to Let Kids Repeat An Academic Year

Following her conviction, Jayalalithaa was lodged in the Bangalore Central Jail. AIADMK activists are on hunger strike in various parts of the state protesting the conviction of their leader in the case.

Some fishermen in Kanyakumari did not venture out into the sea Monday, protesting their leader’s conviction.

Several members of parliament belonging to the AIADMK are in Bangalore to meet their jailed leader.

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