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O. Panneerselvam, staunch loyalist of AIADMK supremo Jayalalitha, was sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for a second time on Monday by Governor K. Rosaiah, followed by the induction of other Ministers. The ceremony was emotionally charged with virtually every member of the new Cabinet breaking down . Mr. Panneerselvam succeeds party General Secretary Jayalalitha after she was convicted in the disproportionate assets case by a Bangalore special court on Saturday. As the Governor invited him to take oath, Mr. Panneerselvam was in tears, but continued to read the pledge. He was seen wiping his tears frequently as his cabinet colleagues began taking oath, most of them also in tears. The ministers sat silently looking down. At the end of an agonisingly long ceremony, the Governor extended his customary greetings by patting them, but to no avail. Excerpts from The Hindu