New 34 Member Tamil Nadu cabinet has a unique combination of a Stalin, a Gandhi and also a Nehru

DMK president MK Stalin took oath as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu along with 33 other Cabinet ministers. Interestingly, the Tamil Nadu cabinet now has a unique combination of a Stalin, a Gandhi and a Nehru.

MK Stalin, who was named after late Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin, was sworn in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Friday after the DMK-led alliance won 159 seats, trumping the long AIADMK rule.

Tiruchirappalli-based DMK strongman and former minister, KN Nehru took oath as the Minister for Municipal Administration, a department that was earlier handled by Stalin in the previous DMK government.

KN Nehru was reportedly named after none other than India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru as his father was a staunch supporter of the Congress leader.

The third is R Gandhi, who was sworn in as the Handlooms and Textiles minister in the Tamil Nadu cabinet on Friday. Together, the three ministers form the unique trio of Stalin-Nehru-Gandhi.

In the previous DMK regime from 2006 to 2011, MK Stalin had served as the Deputy Chief Minister to his father and party patriarch M Karunanidhi, who was the Chief Minister.

In a thumping return to power in Tamil Nadu, DMK has won 133 seats in the April 6 assembly election and along with allies, including Congress, had garnered a total of 159 seats in the 234-member Tamil Nadu assembly.
The AIADMK won 66 segments and its partners BJP and PMK, four and five seats respectively.

Courtesy:India Today