Disqualified Minister quits
Tamil Nadu

Disqualified Minister quits

S.Murari

Tamil Nadu Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Balakrishna Reddy resigned on Monday within hours of being disqualified from membership of the State Assembly following his conviction in a criminal case.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami forwarded his resignation to Governor Banwarilal Purohit who accepted it.A Raj Bhavan press release said Reddy’s portfolio had been given to School Education K A Sengottayan.

Reacting to the development, AIADMK spokesperson Gokila Indira said it was unfortunate as his conviction related to a criminal case registered in 1998 when he was not even in the AIADMK.  Subsequently, he was admitted into the AIADMK by late general secretary J Jayalalitha and was made a Minister in 2016 after he won from Hosur near Bengaluru which always returned national parties like the Congress and the Janata Dal.

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