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AINRC leader Shri N Rangasamy was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Puducherry on 07 May, 2021 at a brief ceremony at Raj Nivas in Puducherry. Lt. Governor Smt. Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Shri Rangasamy, who has become Chief Minister for the fourth time. Earlier, the Chief Secretary read out the Presidential notification appointing Shri Rangasamy as the Chief Minister. Shri N Rangasamy took the oath in Tamil.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri G Kishan Reddy, Tamil Nadu BJP President Shri L Murugan, Karnataka BJP Vice President and party Puducherry in-charge Shri Nirmal Kumar Surana, Rajya Sabha MP Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Puducherry MP Shri N Gokulakrishnan, MLAs of AINRC, BJP, AIADMK leaders and elected members from the opposition Congress and DMK participated in the swearing-in ceremony.

Shortly after swearing-in as the Chief Minister, Shri Rangasamy reached his chamber in the legislative assembly and signed three government orders providing rice free of cost to the beneficiaries through fair price shops, extending old age and widow pension to 10,000 fresh beneficiaries and extending educational assistance to the students sponsored by the Centralized Admission Committee to pursue professional courses.

Speaking to reporters, Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri G Kishan Reddy said the AINRC and BJP have agreed on the expansion of the Puducherry cabinet. The AINRC and BJP will have three ministerial berths each and BJP will get the deputy Chief Minister post. The cabinet will be expanded within a few days.

He said the NDA will take the UT on the path of rapid progress and fulfill the commitments made to the people as soon as possible.

After the oath-taking, Shri Rangasamy said the NDA government would strive hard for the development of Puducherry and for amelioration of the welfare of the people.

Notable, the BJP has scripted a history in Puducherry following the 2021 Assembly election results. For the first time, the BJP and AINRC alliance has swept in Puducherry by winning a conformable majority in the Assembly. As per the Election Commission of India data, the AINRC had won 10 seats while the ally Bharatiya Janata Party, which had no presence in the region until now, had secured six seats. After Karnataka, this is the second state in South India where the NDA has formed its government.


Congratulating Shri N.Rangasamy on taking oath as Puducherry CM, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in a twitter message said, “I would like to congratulate Shri N.Rangasamy Ji on taking oath as Puducherry CM. Best wishes for the tenure ahead”.