Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi administered the oath of office and secrecy to Narayanasamy and to five ministers: R. Kamalakannan, M. Kandasamy, Malladi Krishna Rao, A. Namassivayam and M.O.H.F. Shahjahan.
The Congress, which fought the May 16 elections in alliance with the DMK, won 15 seats in the 30-member assembly. The DMK won two seats.
After several deliberations, Narayanasamy was elected the Congress Legislature Party leader some time back.
There were three contenders for the Chief Minister’s post – former Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam, party leader Namassivayam and Narayanasamy.
Narayanasamy did not contest in the May 16 elections. He has to be elected to the assembly within six months.