Jayalalithaa removes Velusamy from key AIADMK post

Velumani will handle party affairs till an appointment is made to the post of Urban District Secretary, she said.

By: Press Trust of India | Chennai | Published:May 28, 2014 2:50 pm
The AIADMK general secretary however did not divulge the reasons for Velusamy's removal from the key post. The AIADMK general secretary however did not divulge the reasons for Velusamy’s removal from the key post.

Continuing with the post- election reshuffle in her party, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday removed senior leader S M Velusamy from a key party post, prompting him to submit his resignation as Mayor of Coimbatore Corporation.

Jayalalithaa announced in a statement here that Velusamy, a former Minister, was being removed as AIADMK’s Coimbatore Urban District Secretary and replaced him with his Coimbatore suburban counterpart and Municipal Administration Minister, S P Velumani.

Velumani will handle party affairs till an appointment is made to the post of Urban District Secretary, she said.

The AIADMK general secretary however did not divulge the reasons for Velusamy’s removal from the key post.

Meanwhile, Velusamy handed over his resignation letter to Corporation Commissioner G Latha, official sources said.

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  1. R
    Ram
    May 29, 2014 at 6:40 pm
    The CM has been a ruthless dictator and does not tolerate opposition or dissent in her own party. The members of her party should revolt, quit the party- leaving her alone- and start another party, instead of acting like terrorized children.Tamil Nadu should attain freedom from this lady and the equally dictatorial Karunanidhi.
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