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Updated: May 24, 2011 15:40 IST

Chinnayya given additional portfolio

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T.K.M. Chinnayya, Tamil Nadu Minister for Backward Classes
The HIndu T.K.M. Chinnayya, Tamil Nadu Minister for Backward Classes

Tamil Nadu minister for Backward Classes T.K.M. Chinnayya was on Tuesday allotted the additional portfolio of Environment and Pollution Control and Minority Welfare, which was held by Mariyam Pichai, who died in an accident in Tiruchirappalli on Monday.

The allotment was made on the advice of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, an official press release said here.

Pichai (60) was killed when his car collided with a lorry at Tiruvelankurichi in Tiruchirappalli, hours before he was to attend the oath-taking ceremony of newly elected MLAs in Chennai.

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