Kamal Nath allocates portfolios in MP; Bala Bachchan gets home, Bhanot bags finance

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday night allocated portfolios to the 28 cabinet ministers who were sworn in on December 25.

Chief Minister Kamal Nath himself has kept has kept more than 9 departments including industrial policy and investment promotion, public relations, science and technology, aviation, public service management, non-resident Indian department, technical education, skill development and employment department, while the other departments that have not been allocated yet.

Two cabinet ministers, PC Sharma and Bala Bachchan, besides being given the responsibility of individual departments have also been assigned departments retained by the CM.

Here’s the complete list: 

1. Vijay Laxmi Sadho: Culture, Medical Education, Ayush

2. Sajjan Singh Verma: PWD, Environment

3. Hukum Singh Karada: Water Resources Department

4. Govind Singh: Cooperation, Parliamentary Affairs

5. Bala Bachchan: Home, Jails, Departments Assigned to CM

6. Arif Aqueel: Bhopal Gas Relief and Rehabilitation Department, Backward Classes and Minority Welfare, Small, Micro and Medium Industries Department

7. Brajendra Singh Rathore: Commercial Taxes

8. Pradip Jaiswal: Mining

9. Lakhan Singh Yadav: Animal Husbandry, Fisheries

10. Tulsi Silawat: Health

11. Govind Singh Rajput: Revenue, Transport

12. Imarti Devi: Woman and Child Development

13. Omkar Singh Markam: Tribal Welfare, Nomadic Tribes Welfare

14. Prabhuram Chaudhry: School Education

15. Priyavrat Singh: Energy

16. Sukhdeo Panse: PHE

17. Umang Singhar: Forests

18. Harsh Yadav: Rural Industries, New and Renewable Energy

19.Jaivardhan Singh: Urban Administration and Housing

20. Jitu Patwari: Sports and Youth Welfare, Higher Education

21. Kamleshwar Patel: Rural Development

22. Lakhan Ghanghoriya: Social Justice and Physically Challenged Welfare, Scheduled Caste Welfare

23. Mahendra Singh Sisodia: Labour

24. PC Sharma: Law and Legislate Affairs, departments Assigned to CM

25. Pradyuman Singh Tomar: Food and Civil Supplies

26. Sachin Yadav: Agriculture and Horticulture, Food Processing

27. Tarun Bhanot: Finance, Planning and Statistics

The portfolios were announced more than 72 hours after the ministers were sworn in, indicating intense lobbying among various factions of the state Congress unit.

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 to Congress.

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