Chennai: Tamilnadu government has appointed Congress leader S Peter Alphonse as the Chairperson of State Minority Welfare Committee.
The committee was formed by former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in 1989. Now Chief Minister M K Stalin has revised the committee and has appointed Peter Alphonse as its Chairperson.
This is the first time that the present DMK government has allotted a major post to a alliance party member. Peter Alphonse is a three-time MLA and has also served as a Rajya Sabha MP.