Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalithaa’s portfolios allocated to FM O. Panneerselvam
Posted on: 14 Oct 2016 09:40:27
14 October 2016 Current Affairs: In Tamil Nadu, the portfolios held by ailing Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa have been allocated to Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam.
The decision by Governor Vidyasagar Rao has been taken on the advice of Jayalalithaa who is undergoing treatment at Apollo hospital since the 22nd of last month.
The portfolios re-allocated include the Home and Public Departments and General Administration among others.
Paneerselvam, who holds the Administrative reforms portfolio, in addition to Finance, will also preside over the Cabinet meetings.
He is viewed as a trusted aide of Jayalalithaa and has also donned the role briefly as chief minister in September 2001 and September 2014, when Jayalalithaa had to step down from her position as chief minister due to court rulings.
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