overnment has witnessed a major shuffle
recently. Six new members were elevated to the position of cabinet
ministers and portfolios of some existing ministers were also
In the hobble,
for Information Technology, RB Udhayakumar was dropped from the
cabinet. KA Sengottaiyan, who was the agriculture minister earlier,
has been given the IT portfolio. If the sources inside Fort St
George were to be believed, it is said that J Jayalalithaa, the Chief
Minister of Tamil Nadu was keen on the development of the state,
especially in the IT and IT related industries. Since the earlier IT
minister failed to meet her expectations, he was dropped. It is also
said that to execute ‘Free Laptop Scheme,’ a brain-child of the
AIADMK leader, there was a need for an efficient hand to execute the
scheme. The Chief Minister is said to have equal interest in
e-governance projects which triggered her to find an efficient hand
to handle the IT ministry.
represents Gobi Chettipalayam constituency of Erode district. He won
with a great margin in 2011. He has been the candidate for the
constituency even in the past few assembly elections.
Advantage IT industry
There is a wide-spread
opinion that the new minister, demands high influence in the party
and has a rich experience as a minister handling various portfolios
in the previous regimes.