Five ministers including two Scindia loyalists take oath in MP
BHOPAL: Finally, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has a council of ministers in Madhya Pradesh. After nearly a month of functioning alone as CM, without a cabinet, the five ministers were sworn in.
The mini cabinet includes Tulsi Ram Silawat and Govind Rajput, two loyalists of former Union minister and Gwalior strongman Jyotiraditya Scindia.
The three others include Narottam Mishra, Kamal Patel and Meena Singh, who have been ministers in the past in BJP regime. They are likely to be handed over portfolios soon even as Chouhan promises that the cabinet would be expanded soon.
Over the last couple of weeks, there was criticism as Chouhan functioned alone in the times of the pandemic--Covid 19. The formation of the government had also come under harsh criticism, as Congress government was toppled when Coronavirus cases were going up in India, last month.
As Scindia switched to Congress, the legislators supporting him ditched Congress. This had resulted in the fall of Kamal Nath government. However, ever since the government had fallen, the Scindia supporters expected that they would get the reward, however, just two have got berth in this mini cabinet.
[April 22, 2020 NewsBits.in]