Stay on dismissal of jailed Senthil Balaji
Stay on dismissal of jailed Senthil Balaji

At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Governor RN Ravi of Tamil Nadu fired Minister Senthil Balaji, who is currently incarcerated on suspicion of a cash-for-job scam. But five hours later, he changed his decision.

The Governor had given the directive to immediately remove Balaji from the Council of Ministers. Following consultation with the Attorney General, he will now make a final decision.

Late-night sources in the governor’s office claimed that the governor discussed the matter with the attorney general and deferred making a decision. Balaji will still serve as a minister.

On June 14, the ED detained Senthil on suspicion of corruption. Balaji was later sent to judicial prison till July 12.

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