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Chennai: Four more ministers will be joining the others who took oath on Monday in the Tamil Nadu cabinet. After some sections raised grievances about no representation of Muslim and linguistic minorities in the cabinet, additional portfolios that were given to some ministers were handed over to the new ministers. The four new ministers will be officially taking oath on Wednesday at Raj Bhavan in Chennai.
According to a statement from the party, the four new ministers will be G. Baskaran (Sivaganga MLA) as Minister for Khadi and Village Industries Board, Bhoodan and Gramadhan; Sevvoor S. Ramachandran (Aarani MLA) as Minister for Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments and Tamil Official Languages & Tamil Culture; Nilofer Kafeel (Vanniyambadi MLA) as the Minister for Labour and Employment; and P Balakrishna Reddy (Hosur MLA) as Minister for Animal Husbandry.
The Governor’s office was intimated over the induction of the four new ministers. Dr Nilofer Kabil is the only minority face in the cabinet.
The portfolios allocated to the new ministers were originally allocated as additional portfolios to ministers OS Manian, Khadi and Village Industries Board, R Kamaraj, HR&CE, Sellur K. Raju, Labour and R Duraikannu, Animal Husbandry. All these ministers will be now holding only a single portfolio.
Here’s a list of ministers along with the four new faces.
1. J Jayalalithaa – Chief Minister and also holding Police, General Administration and Home.
2. O. Panneerselvam – Finance Minister
3. Edappadi K. Palanisamy- PWD
4. R. Kamaraj – Food
5. C. Vijaya Baskar – Health
6. R.B. Udhaya Kumar – Revenue
7. P. Thangamani – Electricity and Prohibition
8. S.P. Velumani – Municipal Administration and Rural Development
9. D. Jayakumar – Fisheries
10 M.C. Sampath – Industries