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Sengottaiyan named Leader of Tamil Nadu Assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Senior leader K A Sengottaiyan, who made a comeback to the Cabinet after nearly five years, was today named Leader of the Assembly.

"School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister K A Sengottaiyan has been appointed as Leader of the House," Legislative Assembly Secretary A M P Jamaludeen said in a release.

Sengottaiyan was sacked by late as Minister in July 2012. Party headquarters secretary at that time, he was also sacked from that post.

His sacking came months after police had arrested his Personal Assistant and official driver in February 2012 on charges of criminal intimidation and trespassing.

When assumed office in 2011, he was allotted agriculture portfolio. During the cabinet reshuffle in November 2011, he was made Minister of

In the January 2012 reshuffle of the Cabinet, he was made Minister.

After he was sacked in July 2012 and till his induction as a Minister yesterday, he had been a legislator without any other office.

O Panneerselvam was Leader of the House till he resigned as Chief Minister on February 5.

He was also the leader of the House when was the Chief Minister.

Natham R Viswanathan, a senior Minister during the 2011-16 regime, had functioned as Leader of the House after Panneerselvam took over as Chief Minister in 2014 following Jayalalithaa's conviction in the Disproportionate Assets case by a trial court in Bengaluru.

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 18:48 IST