Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday formed its cabinet with 28 MLAs including 2 women lawmakers sworn in as the Cabinet Ministers. Experience has been given due consideration while selecting the faces for Kamal Nath’s team in the state when Congress has made its comeback after 15 years.
All 28 names have been finalized keeping all regional and caste equations in mind while at the same time the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 Elections. Congress MP Guna Jyotiraditya Scindia, Former MP CM Digvijay Singh, and Kamal Nath met Congress President Rahul Gandhi over the weekend and discuss Cabinet expansion of the State.
Governor Aanandiben Patel administered the oath to 28 legislators in Raj Bhawan, Bhopal on Tuesday.
Sajjan Singh Verma, Vijayalaxmi Sadho, Hukum Singh Karada, Govind Singh Rajput, Bala Bachchan, Pradeep Jayaswal, Imarti Devi were among those sworn in as ministers. While NP Prajapti MLA from Gotegaon named as the Madhya Pradesh assembly speaker.
A close aide of Jyotiraditya Scindia, Mahendra Singh Sisodia have also taken oath as minister in Kamal Nath cabinet. Arif Aqueel who won the Bhopal Central seat for the sixth time has also found a cabinet berth. Digvijay Singh’s son Jaivardhan Singh also finds a place in the Kamal Nath Cabinet.
Madhya Pradesh: Jaivardhan Singh, son of Digvijaya Singh takes oath as minister in Bhopal. pic.twitter.com/R9jz5BiQiQ
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Kamal Nath has taken oath as the Chief Minister on December 17 after a nail-biter. The Congress secured 114 seats in Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections, falling two short of the majority in the 230-seat Assembly. However, help came in the form of both BSP and SP extending support.