CHENNAI: In a minor cabinet reshuffle, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday dropped Dairy Development Minister Madhavaram V Moorthy and brought back BV Ramanaa in his place.
In the evening, Ramanaa was sworn in Minister for Milk and Dairy Development by Governor K Roasiah at a simple function in the Raj Bhavan in the presence of the Chief Minister.
Later, Ramanaa took charge at his office in the Secretariat.
This comes a day after Murthi was relieved as AIADMK’s Tiruvallur South district secretary. In the reorganisation of the district units - Tiruvallur South and North as Tiruvallur East and West - Ramanaa was made secretary of Tiruvallur West. He represents Tiruvallur in the Assembly.
When J Jayalalithaa assumed office on May 16, 2011, Ramanaa was given Handlooms and Textiles portfolio. Later, on November 4, 2011, he was shifted to Environment and Pollution Control portfolio.
On October 3, 2013, Ramanaa was made Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration.
In another shuffle of portfolios, Ramanaa was given Revenue portfolio on December 9, 2013. Then, on May 19, 2014, he was relieved as Revenue Minister and also stripped of the party post as AIADMK’s Tiruvallur North district secretary.