Panneerselvam headed the meeting with Jayalalithaa's picture in front of him.

 Cabinet meeting conducted on Wednesday in absence of CM
news Politics Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 18:04

For the first time after the AIADMK came to power, the Tamil Nadu cabinet meeting took place in the absence of Chief Minister Jayalalithaaon Wednesday.

The meeting was headed by state finance minister O Panneerselvam, who has been allotted all the portfolios of the chief minister for the time being.

This is the third time that the cabinet meeting has been held after the AIADMK came to power. Before this, the meeting was held on May 23 after the swearing in ceremony and in July, both of which were headed by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

In a picture from the cabinet meeting, Panneerselvam can be seen sitting in front of a picture of Jayalalithaa's. The 32-member cabinet meeting went on for an hour from 9:30 to 10:30 am.

A secretariat official told The Times of India that the Cauvery issue and the appointment of special officers in local bodies as the term of councillors and mayors is ending on October 24, were discussed.

Moreover, the cabinet discussed the land allotment to investors who'd signed memoranda of understanding with the Tamil Nadu government during the Global Investors Meet in September 2015, reported TOI.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22, 2016 and from October 10, there has not been any medical bulletin from Apollo Hospital.

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