Madhya Pradesh News: The Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh cabinet was expanded on Thursday with the induction of 28 ministers, including a dozen loyalists of BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, whose exit from the Congress in March led to the fall of the Kamal Nath-led regime in the state.Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: 5 Killed, 18 Injured In Lightning Strikes In Panna District, Other Undergoing Treatment
Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of office to the new ministers at a function in the Raj Bhawan. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh School Reopening: Physical Classes Permitted For 11th, 12th Students From July 26 | Read Full Guidelines
The event was organised by following COVID-19 protocols. Also Read - AAI Decides To Defer Payment of 50 Percent of Perks Paid as Part of Salary Till December 31
Those inducted include 20 cabinet ministers and eight ministers of state. Prominent among the new ministers are BJP MLAs Yashodhara Raje Scindia and Gopal Bhargava.
Chouhan took oath as chief minister for a record fourth term on March 23 this year, after Kamal Nath resigned from the post following rebellion by 22 MLAs of the Congress.
The initial “mini” expansion of the Chouhan cabinet took place on April 21 with the induction of five ministers, including two former Congress MLAs close to Scindia — Tulsi Silawat and Govind Singh Rajput.