Jaya drops minister, relieves him from key party post

Chennai: AIADMK leader K A Sengottaiyan was on Wednesday dropped from the Tamil Nadu ministry and a key party post by Chief Minister and party supremo Jayalalithaa.

Sengottaiyan, who held the revenue portfolio, has been dropped and Thoppu N D Venkatachalam inducted in his place, a Raj Bhavan communique said tonight.

An AIADMK statement said Sengottaiyan was also relieved from the post of Headquarters' Secretary.

Sengottaiyan had held portfolios of IT and Agriculture earlier.