Acting on her polls promise regarding prohibition, Jayalalithaa said that 500 retail liquor shops will be wrapped up in the state. Soon after taking oath, she announced that the liquor shops will now open from 12 noon to 10 PM, as opposed to 10 AM to 10 PM, like it is now. The CM also ordered waiver of crop loans for Tamil Nadu farmers.
Jayalalithaa is the first chief minister of Tamil Nadu to be re-elected in 32 years. The last was AIADMK's MG Ramachandran, in 1984.
In the elections that were held in May, her party got 134 seats in the 232-seat state Assembly. The state recorded a voter turnout of 74.2% in the elections held on May 16. The results were declared on May 19. Though exit polls had predicted a win for Opposition party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, the latter only managed to get 98 seats.
The state has swung between the DMK and incumbent AIADMK since 1972, a trend that pointed to the AIADMK's loss this time.