In a brief press release, announcing the MLA's meeting, Jayalalithaa said, "All MLAs should participate in the meeting without fail."
    
Sources said Jayalalithaa will stake claim to form the government and assume office of chief minister anytime between May 22-24. Incumbent Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's Cabinet will resign after getting the instructions of party chief at the appropriate time, they said.

On September 27 last year, a trial court in Bengaluru convicted her in the 19-year old disproportionate assets case which led to her disqualification as an MLA and exit as Chief Minister.
    
Decks were cleared for Jayalalithaa's return as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister after the Karnataka High Court on May 11 acquitted her in the assets case.

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