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Neelalohitadasan Nadar appointed new JD(S) state chief

Neelalohitadasan Nadar appointed new JD(S) state chief

Thiruvananthapuram: Former MP and state minister Neelalohitadasan Nadar was Sunday appointed as the new Kerala unit president of Janata Dal (Secular), led by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda.

JD(S), a partner in the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF in Kerala, has three MLAs in the state assembly.

Nadar was elected as the new president of the party's state committee as the outgoing president Mathew T Thomas has joined as Water Resources Minister in the Pinarayi Vijayan-led ministry, Deve Gowda said in a release.

George Thomas was elected as the new secretary of the committee, the release said.

A two-time minister, Nadar had held the portfolios of Sports and Youth Affairs and Forest and Transportation in the state assembly during 1987-1991 and 1999-2000, respectively.

His wife Jameela Prakasham was an MLA in the 13th state assembly.

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