Three new Tamil Nadu ministers sworn in

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Chennai:  Three newly appointed Ministers of Jayalalithaa-led Tamil Nadu cabinet were sworn-in on Thursday.

Governor K Rosaiah administered the oath of office to Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Vaigai Chelvan, Kahdi and Village Industries Minister T P Poonatchi and Minister for Health and Family Welfare K C Veeramani, who replaced three ministers axed by Chief minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday.

With the induction of the new ministers, all first-time MLAs, the strength of the cabinet remains at 33.

In the eighth reshuffle of her 22-month old cabinet, Jayalalithaa on Wednesday sacked Gokula Indira (Tourism), NR Sivapathy (School Education) and Dr VS Vijay (Health and Family Welfare) and inducted the incumbents, all first-time MLAs.

The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai in presence of Ms Jayalalithaa.



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