Minor reshuffle of Cabinet by Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 16:40

Chennai: In a minor reshuffle of the cabinet and party ranks,Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa Wednesday dropped C Ve Shanmugam from the Ministry and stripped him off a key party post.

Shanmugam, who was part of earlier cabinet reshuffles also,was dropped as Commerical Taxes and Registration Minister by Governor K Rosaiah on the advice of Jayalalithaa, a Raj Bhavan communique said.
Government Chief Whip and Sankarapuram MLA, P Mohan was inducted into the cabinet as Minister for Rural Industries, including Cottage and Small Industries, hitherto held by M C Sampath.

Environment Minister B V Ramanaa has been designated as Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration. Sampath is the Environment Minister.

Government Chief Whip and Sankarapuram MLA, P Mohan was inducted into the cabinet as Minister for Rural Industries, including Cottage and Small Industries, hitherto held by M C Sampath.

Environment Minister B V Ramanaa has been designated as Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration. Sampath is the Environment Minister.

School Education Minister N R Sivapathy will additionally hold the portfolio of Law, Courts and Prisons, Personnel and Administrative Reforms and Prevention of Corruption.

Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi has been handed additional charge of Nutritious Noon Meal Programme, it said.

Meanwhile, Jayalalithaa removed Shanmugam as District Secretary of the party`s Villupuram (North) unit, replacing him with Dr R Lakshmanan.

Two more secretaries, G Senthamizhan, South Chennai (South), and P Vetrivel North Chennai), both MLAs, were also removed from their respective posts, Jayalalithaa said in a party statement.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 16:40

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