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Tamil Nadu deputy CM O Panneerselvam gets additional portfolios

Panneerselvam was allocated the additional portfolios of Planning, Legislative Assembly, Elections, and Passports, which were previously held by MLA D Jayakumar.

Published: 22nd August 2017 11:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2017 11:48 AM   |  A+A-

File photo of Panneerselvam. (EPS | Sunish P Surendran)

By IANS

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam was allocated additional portfolios on Tuesday, an official statement said.

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao's office said in the statement that Panneerselvam was allocated the additional portfolios of Planning, Legislative Assembly, Elections, and Passports, which were previously held by MLA D Jayakumar.

Jayakumar was redesignated as Minster for Fisheries, Personnel and Administrative Reforms.

Panneerselvam was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister on Monday after the merger of the two AAIDMK factions.

He was initially allocated the portfolios of Finance, Housing, Rural Housing, Housing Development, Slum Clearance Board, Town Planning, Urban Development, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority and Accommodation Control.

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