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The newly elected AIADMK MLAs, who won the elections to the Thanjavur and Aravakurichi Assembly seats besides the Tiruparankundram bypoll held on November 19,were sworn-in as legislators today.
M Rengasamy (Thanjavur), V Senthil Balaji (Aravakurichi) and AK Bose (Tiruparankundram) were sworn-in as members of the 15th Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu by Speaker P Dhanapal in the presence of senior Ministers including O Panneerselvam.
Elections to Thanjavur and Aravakurichi, originally scheduled along with the rest of the 232 Assembly constituencies on May 16, were rescinded by Election Commission following allegations of large-scale money distribution.
The AIADMK's strength in the 234-member house now stands at 136, including the Speaker.
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