According to a statement from the Raj Bhavan, Governor K Rosaiah has approved Jayalalithaa's recommendation of dropping Ramalingam from her ministry. The governor also approved the induction of RB Udhaya Kumar as the new Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare. The swearing-in-ceremony of the new minister will be held at the Raj Bhavan on 11th December.

K Rosaiah also approved the reallocation of portfolios of some ministers as recommended by the Chief Minister.

MC Sampath has been designated as the Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration. The portfolio was earlier held by BV Ramanaa. Ramanaa has been designated as Minister for Revenue in place of Thoppu ND Venkatachalam.

Venkatachalam will be the Minister for Environment, which was held by MC Sampath.

(Agencies)

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