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Chennai: AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister by Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao at the Raj Bhavan.

Panneerselvam has been allocated the portfolios of Finance, Housing, Rural Housing, Housing Development, Slum Clearance Board, Town Planning, Urban Development, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority and Accommodation Control.

Former Minister K.Pandiarajan was also sworn in as Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture.

Soon after being sworn in, Panneerselvam went to the state secretariat and assumed duties.

On Monday Panneerselvam merged his faction with the ruling AIADMK faction led by Chief Minister K.Palaniswami.

Panneerselvam was also made the Coordinator of the 11-member party body to steer the party.

Chief Minister Palaniswami will be the Joint Coordinator.

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