Drama Ends As Palani Trans­fers of Shah, Joseph Re­places Pan­neer in TN Placed on Back­burner All ex­cept 2 re­tained in new min­istry, CM to seek trust vote to­mor­row

‘We can’t hold up the en­tire process for this’

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Pan­di­ara­jan has been re­placed by Sen­got­taiyan as school ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter

Edap­padi K Palaniswami takes oath as CM in Chen­nai on Thurs­day

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