TN Cabinet meeting may be held tomorrow

Chennai: A meeting of Tamil Nadu Cabinet is likely to be chaired tomorrow by Finance Minister O Panneerselvam to take stock of some key issues concerning the state.

Panneerselvam, who is taking care of key portfolios held previously by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is likely to hold the deliberations tomorrow, sources told PTI.

Last week, Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao had allotted the portfolios including Home, held by Jayalalithaa to Panneerselvam, till the time she returned to resume official duties.

The likely Cabinet meeting comes against the background of a similar meeting held four days ago and it was chaired by Panneerselvam for the first time.

At a time when the main Opposition DMK has called for an all party meeting to discuss the Cauvery issue on October 25, the likely Cabinet meet assumes significance.

The last Cabinet meeting held by Panneerselvam deliberated key issues related to Tamil Nadu like the Cauvery.

The last Cabinet meeting presided by Jayalalithaa was in July to discuss the annual budget.

68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.