Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam presided the cabinet meeting in Tamil Nadu Secretariat, with Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa photo on the table.
Since Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment in Apollo Hospital for last 28 days , Paneersselvam for the first time chaired the cabinet meeting after the Governor allocated portfolios of ailing Jayalalithaa to him.
Cabinet discussed key issues, including the Cauvery river water dispute, the Madras High Court order on civic polls and by-elections in three assembly segments on November 19.
Cabinet also discussed to call the all-party meeting to discuss the Cauvery dispute. Pannerselvam seated with Jayalalithaa’s picture on his desk.