Jayalalithaa’s portfolios allocated to Panneerselvam, she will remain as CM

O Paneerselvam will also preside over cabinet meetings and arrangement has been made as per the advice of Jayalalithaa, said a statement from the Raj Bhavan.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 12, 2016 8:14 pm
Jayalalithaa, J Jayalalithaa health, Jayalalithaa health, Jayalalithaa portfolio, O Panneerselvam, Jayalalithaa news Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa is currently undergoing treatment at Apollo hospital in Chennai.

The portfolios of ailing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa have been allocated to state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam by the Governor on Tuesday. She will, however, continue as the chief minister of the state till she fully recovers. Paneerselvam will also preside over cabinet meetings and arrangement has been made as per the advice of Jayalalithaa, said a statement from the Raj Bhavan.

“Under Clause (3) of Article 166 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Tamil Nadu today allocated the subjects hitherto dealt by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to O Paneerselvam,” a Raj Bhavan press release said.

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In the meantime, Tamil Nadu police on Tuesday enlisted private cyber experts to keep a watch on platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp and warned of stern action against those indulging in rumour mongering and spreading malicious content about Jayalalithaa’s health status. “We have formed a few police teams. And the help of cyber experts from private agencies has been sought. They will help the Cyber Crime wing,” a senior official of Central Crime Branch (CCB) of City Police dealing with the matter told PTI.

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The police have so far registered 43 cases and arrested two persons in connection with posting of “malicious and false content” on the social media about the health of 68-year-old Jayalalithaa. Special teams, constituted to investigate such cases, were working to identify those who had posted such “false and malicious content” on social media, they said, adding such “offences are liable to be punished with rigorous imprisonment for more than seven years”.

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Jayalalithaa (68), was admitted to Apollo hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.

(With PTI Inputs)

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    Nishant
    Oct 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm
    All this happens after Venkiah Naidu's visit who has confirmed that from the doctors. The AIIMS Doctor planted the listening devices around her as ordered by NTRO(National Toilet Research Organization)
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      Bina Chava
      Oct 11, 2016 at 4:50 pm
      So things had been settled within AIADMK, and now within 2 or 3 days they may announce the bad news.
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        Jagannathan
        Oct 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm
        Is the advice oral or written? will the advice be subject to judicial review?
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          jay
          Oct 11, 2016 at 6:07 pm
          give her tulsi rush ...this will pick her up ... an opportunity to recover and if this true then file me 1 crore
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            PRAVIN S
            Oct 11, 2016 at 5:53 pm
            RIP
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              Sheik Mohamed
              Oct 11, 2016 at 4:29 pm
              When a person is under respiratory support is it medically possible for him/her to p any instructions to anybody? Will medical professionals clarify about this?
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