Partymen in several towns and cities of the state were also seeing distributing buttermilk, among other items, to people in public places, bus-stands and railway stations.

They broke coconuts in fulfilment of vows, played traditional drums and other music instruments to express their joy, shouting "Amma Vazhga...Amma vazhga (long live Amma)."

The jubilant supporters also put up huge hoardings and posters of Jayalalithaa on roads in various towns and cities besides party flags and festoons around.Television sets were also placed at various points in Chennai to enable the public to witness the swearing-in live.

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