Tamil Nadu: Governor approves reallocation of Senthil Balaji’s portfolios
In Tamil Nadu, the electricity, non conventional energy development portfolio held by Minister V. Senthil Balaji has been allocated to Finance Minister Thangam Thennarasu in addition to Finance. The Press Communique from Raj Bhavan on Friday said that the portfolio has been changed based on the recommendation by the Chief Minister M.K. Stalin.
The Prohibition and excise portfolio held by Senthil Balaji has been added to State Minister for Housing and urban development S. Muthusamy.
The Communique further stated that the Governor has not agreed to Senthil Balaji continuing any longer as a member of the Council of Ministers as he is facing criminal proceedings for moral turpitude and is currently in judicial custody.
The Minister was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on the early hours of 14 th of June.
He is under treatment for heart ailments.