CHENNAI: MSM Anandan, who was dropped from the State Council of Ministers when Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa assumed office on May 23, has been appointed as Minister for Forests on Thursday.
A Raj Bhavan communique here said Anandan would be sworn in at a simple function to be held on August 9 at 3 p.m., Hitherto, Edappadi K Palaniswami was holding the Forest portfolio. Anandan is representing Tirupur North Assembly constituency.
This is the second change made in the Council of Ministers after Jayalalithaa assumed office on May 23. V Senthil Balaji was dropped as Transport Minister on July 27.