Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s son took oath as a cabinet minister on Wednesday.
According to reports, the elder son of CM Stalin, identified as Udhayanidhi, is likely to be made sports minister of the state.
The oath ceremony was administered by Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi at Raj Bhavan.
Taking to Twitter, Udayanidhi said, "I thanked and congratulated the ever-leading Hon'ble Chief Minister @mkstalin for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Dravidian model government cabinet that implements social justice programs and protects the welfare of Tamils. I will always work with responsibility without considering it as a position."
The new cabinet minister is MLA from Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni Assembly constituency who enjoys support from across the state.
He is also referred as ‘rising son’ of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the party’s youth wing secretary appointed in the year 2019.
It may be mentioned that Udhayanidhi played lead roles in several Tamil movies.
During the elections campaign last year in the state, he emerged as one of the star campaigners. He also made national headlines after he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah during the campaign.
The newly inducted cabinet minister’s elevation had been in store for the past few months however the leadership was waiting for him to fulfill his acting commitments before could sworn in as the minister.