Poongothai Aladi Aruna’s resignation accepted

print   ·   T  T  
Poongothai Aladi Aruna
Poongothai Aladi Aruna

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Governor Surjit Singh Barnala accepted the resignation of Social Welfare Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna on the recommendation of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday.

She had submitted her resignation on May 14 following a controversy over her telephone conversation with the Director of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption S.K. Upadhyay about a corruption case involving her relative.

A Raj Bhavan communiqué said the subjects held by Dr. Poongothai had been allocated to Geetha Jeevan, Minister for Animal Husbandry, now re-designated as Minister for Social Justice.

The subjects include Women and Children Welfare, Nutritious Noon Meal, Disable Welfare, Orphanages and Correctional Administration and Integrated Child Development. Pongalur Palanisamy, Minister for Rural Industries, has been given the Animal Husbandry department as an additional subject. He has been re-designated as Minister for Rural Industries and Animal Husbandry.

More In: Today's Paper



Recent Article in Today's Paper

The scourge continues:A child working at a blacksmith’s shop at Hisua in Bihar. The block was declared 'Child labour-free' in 2002.Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

Once ‘free’, Hisua swarms with child labourers

Inspired by Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi's fight against child labour, Hisua block of Nawada district in Bihar was official... »