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Jayalalithaa drops minister, reshuffles TN cabinet

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa dropped KV Ramalingam, minister for sports and youth welfare from her council of ministers, said an official statement Monday.

india Updated: Dec 09, 2013 11:26 IST

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa dropped KV Ramalingam, minister for sports and youth welfare from her council of ministers, said an official statement Monday.

According to a statement from Raj Bhavan, governor K Rosaiah has approved Jayalalithaa's recommendation of dropping Ramalingam from her ministry.

The governor also approved the induction of RB Udhaya Kumar as the new minister for sports and youth welfare.

The swearing in ceremony of the new minister will be held at Raj Bhavan December 11.

K Rosaiah also approved the reallocation of portfolios of some ministers as recommended by the chief minister.

MC Sampath has been designated as the minister for commercial taxes and registration. The portfolio was earlier held by MC Sampath .

Ramanaa has been designated as minister for revenue in place of Thoppu ND Venkatachalam.

Venkatachalam will be the minister for environment, which was held by MC Sampath.