PANNEERSELVAM HOLDS FIRST CABINET MEETING AFTER JAYA'S ILLNESS
The Pioneer, dailypioneer.com
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Chennai - For the first time after the Tamil Nadu
Governor re-allocated the portfolios of ailing Chief
Minister Jayalalithaa, state Finance Minister O
Panneerselvam today presided over a meeting of the state
cabinet to discuss, among other matters, the vexed
Although the government did not release details of the
agenda of the meeting, the Cabinet is understood to have
deliberated on the ongoing Cauvery water sharing dispute
with Karnataka, besides other subjects.
The meeting also comes ahead of the scheduled onset of
north-east monsoon later this month. The rains in
December last year had wreaked havoc, flooding Chennai
and nearby districts.
Last week, Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao had
allotted the portfolios including Home held by
Jayalalithaa to Panneerselvam, till the time she returned
to resume official duties.