TN Labour Minister sacked from cabinet, two key party posts

Continuing with her shake-ups in the government and the party ranks post-Lok Sabha elections, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sacked Labour Minister K P Munusamy from the cabinet and from the party`s two key posts.

PTI| Last Updated: May 20, 2014, 21:21 PM IST

Chennai: Continuing with her shake-ups in the government and the party ranks post-Lok Sabha elections, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sacked Labour Minister K P Munusamy from the cabinet and from the party`s two key posts.

Rural Industries Minister P Mohan would hold additional charge of the Labour portfolio held by Munusamy, a Raj Bhavan statement said.
Earlier, in a brief statement, Jayalalithaa, also the party General Secretary, said Munusamy was being relieved as Krishnagiri district secretary.

AIADMK Headquarters Secretary and Higher Education Minister P Palaniappan will handle the party affairs in Krishnagiri till someone is appointed to the post.
In a seperate release, Jayalalithaa said Munusamy was also being removed from the party`s disciplinary committee, an elite league which has only three other members, including Finance Minister O Panneerslevam, and replaced him with Salem Rural Secretary and Highways and Minor Ports Minister Edappady K Palanisamy.