Jayalalithaa, AIADMK supremo, was sworn-in as Chief Minister about eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges.

Twenty eight ministers were also sworn-in at the ceremony.Modi had also congratulated Jayalalithaa soon after she was acquitted by the Karnataka High Court in the disproportionate assets case.

Union Minister Arun Jaitley also congratulated Jayalalithaa and wished her success.

On whether BJP would ally with AIADMK or not, he said his party has its own strategy in Tamil Nadu, but would maintain the best of ties with the state government.

"The BJP is not part of AIADMK or DMK alliance. There are many issues in the Parliament where we agree with the parties and we cooperate with them and they cooperate with us. As far as elections in Tamil Nadu are concerned, we have our own strategy," he said.

However, on a government-to-government relations, Jaitley said, "We would maintain the best relations with the government of Tamil Nadu and fully cooperate with them. As far as people's welfare is concerned, we have no differences with them."

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