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Udhayanidhi Stalin likely to be become Deputy CM of TN during the assembly session

- May 28, 2024

Chennai, May 28 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu minister for Sports Welfare and Youth Affairs and son of Chief Minister ,M.K. Stalin is likely to be anointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state during the legislative assembly session to be convened in the second week of June.

It may be recalled that the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly was last convened in the second week of February.

A minor rejig of the state cabinet is also to take place with Revenue minister KKSSR Ramachandran and R. Gandhi, Minister for Textiles and Handloom likely to be replaced. The lone DMK legislature from Salem district, the stronghold of AIADMK, Panamarathupatti Rajendran is to be given a cabinet berth. It is not known whether there will be replacements for the two ministers who will be removed from the cabinet.

The debate on demand for grants of various departments will also be a major agenda of the legislative assembly meeting. The discussion on the demand for grants was deferred due to the declaration of Lok Sabha elections and the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) coming into effect.

A senior leader of the DMK on conditions of anonymity told BPNS that some major announcements will be made during the debate on the demand for grants in the state assembly.

The senior leader also said that in the likelihood of a hung parliament in the 2024 Lok Sabha election results, the DMK will play a major role to cobble up a coalition government at the centre.

The assembly session will also be a period during which the winners in the Lok Sabha elections will take potshots at the parties that faced a drubbing in the polls.

The principal opposition party of Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK and the BJP will have several points to prove in the Lok Sabha elections.