Madhya Pradesh cabinet expanded: Twenty eight Ministers take oath

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Published: July 2,2020 03:55 PM
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July 2, 2020: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made a major cabinet expansion on Thursday around three months after unseating the Congress’s Kamal Nath government.

July 2, 2020: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made a major cabinet expansion on Thursday around three months after unseating the Congress’s Kamal Nath government, as 28 Ministers were sworn in.




Acting MP Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of office and secretary at the Raj Bhavan. Of the 28 new ministers, 20 and eight are of Cabinet and Ministers of state rank, respectively.




Rajya Sabha member and new entrant to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Jyotiraditya Scindia’s imprint was evident in the cabinet expansion, as 12 of 22 former MLAs, who are considered to be his loyalists, found ministerial berths. Earlier in March, 22 MLAs had rebelled against Kamal Nath and later joined the BJP.




All these 12 Ministers will have to be elected to the state assembly in the next six months to retain their position as ministers as per the constitutional provision. Eight of these Ministers are from the Gwalior-Chambal region, where 16 assembly by-polls will be held in the coming months.