The much-awaited enlargement of the single-member Madhya Pradesh cupboard beneath Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would possibly happen on Tuesday, sources mentioned on Monday. “The Cabinet expansion will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) around noon,” official sources mentioned, including that the scale of the ministry is prone to be stored small. The actual variety of possible inductees is just not recognized but.
The cupboard has not been expanded since Chouhan took oath as chief minister for the fourth time on March 23, after his predecessor Kamal Nath of the Congress stepped down. However, Chouhan couldn’t get time to arrange the council of ministers amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
“Since March 23, Chouhan has served as the lone member of Cabinet for the 28 days, which is a record of sorts in the country,” BJP sources mentioned. They mentioned that 5 to 6 ministers are prone to be inducted into the cupboard.
Opposition Congress has been slamming Chouhan and the BJP over absence of council of ministers at a time when the state is battling surge in COVID-19 circumstances.
Senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Vivek Tankha on Monday petitioned President Ram Nath Kovind, arguing that Chouhan authorities in its present format is unconstitutional. They additionally slammed absence of a full-time Health minister in Madhya Pradesh amidst the coronavirus disaster.
For BJP, will probably be a tightrope stroll to accommodate six loyalists of former Congress chief Jyotiraditya Scindia who had joined the BJP. All six have been ministers within the erstwhile Kamal Nath authorities.
It is probably going that solely two-three leadersfrom the Scindia camp may be taken on board by Chouhan, sources mentioned, including that the title of former Health minister Tulsi Silavat is doing rounds. Besides the then six ministers, 16 different MLAs of the Congress had additionally resigned from the social gathering, which ultimately culminated into the collapse of Nath authorities.