Jayalalithaa sacks two ministers

The axe fell on School Education Minister SS Krishnamoorthy and Revenue Minister SP Velumani barely a week after their portfolios were changed.

Updated: Jan 26, 2012, 21:18 PM IST

Chennai: In the fifth cabinet reshuffle in seven months since returning to power, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday sacked two Ministers and
inducted an equal number.

The axe fell on School Education Minister SS Krishnamoorthy and Revenue Minister SP Velumani barely a week after their portfolios were changed.
NR Sivapathy and N Subramanian have made it to the cabinet.

Sivapathy makes a comeback months after he was removed and
now gets School Education and Youth Welfare departments.

Subramanian has been allocated Information Technology,
divested from K A Sengottaiyan who has now been put incharge
of Revenue portfolio.

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah has accepted the "advice" of
Jayalalithaa to drop the two ministers, a Raj Bhavan
communique said tonight.

The new inductees would be sworn in tomorrow, it said.

PTI