Chennai News Highlights: Udhayanidhi Stalin gets Youth Welfare and Sports Development ministry, triggers ‘Sunrise vs Sonrise’ debate – The Indian Express

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Chennai News Highlight: An actor and filmmaker, he was a star campaigner for the party in the polls and his campaign style, like posing with a brick to target the BJP for the ‘delay’ in construction of AIIMS in Madurai drew attention. (Udhay/Twitter)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights: Udhayanidhi Stalin, the ruling DMK’s youth wing secretary and MLA, was sworn in as the state minister today at 9.30 AM at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Chennai. According to an official release, Udhayanidhi is designated as the Minister of Youth Welfare and Sports Development in the Tamil Nadu cabinet. Yet, how critics saw the induction was predictable: another chapter that could be titled “sonrise” in the history of the Dravidian party, which for the last five decades has been controlled by his grandfather, the late M Karunanidhi and father M K Stalin. Udhayanidhi Stalin signed the oath of office and oath of secrecy in presence of governor RN Ravi and Chief Minister MK Stalin. On Monday, in an official release, the Raj Bhavan said: “The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (M K Stalin) has recommended to the Governor of Tamil Nadu (R N Ravi) to induct Udhayanidhi Stalin, Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni Assembly Constituency in the Council of Ministers. The Governor had approved the recommendation.”

Meanwhile, the IMD has predicted light to moderate rainfall over Tamil Nadu today. The IMD predicted that one or two places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal would receive moderate rainfall until December 17. As far as Chennai is concerned, the sky condition is likely to be cloudy and the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 30-31 degree Celcius and 25 degree Celcius respectively.

In other news, Chief Minister M K Stalin inaugurated the state-owned Aavin ice-cream factory established at a cost of Rs 12.26 crore in Salem on Tuesday. The factory was inaugurated virtually by the Chief Minister from the secretariat in Chennai. It can produce 6,000 pieces of ice-creams in the form of cone and cup in various flavours measuring 50 ml, 100 ml, 500 ml and 1 litre which would be sold through the retail outlets, reported PTI. The new factory at Salem would meet the needs for Salem, Coimbatore and Erode districts. It has been established on 9,210 sq ft area.

Chennai News Highlights: Light to moderate rains to continue in parts of Tamil Nadu today; Follow for more updates