Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath expands cabinet, inducts 28 ministers

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday expanded his council of ministers by inducting 28 ministers.

Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of office to the new ministers at the Raj Bhavan, an event attended by Nath and senior Congress leaders.

There are two females included in the cabinet-Vijay Laxmi Sadho from Maheshawr and Imarati Devi from Dabra. Sadho was also a minister in the previous Digvijay Singh-led government.

Aqueel is the lone Muslim MLA in the Cabinet and Govind Singh was a minister in the previous Congress government.

As per the sources, the names of the ministers were finalised by state Congress leaders, including chief minister Kamal Nath, party’s campaign committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia and former chief minister Digvijay Singh, after discussions with party president Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders.

Kamal Nath had taken oath as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister on December 17. The cabinet expansion was done after Nath and Scindia held discussions with the party central leadership.

The session of the newly elected Assembly is scheduled to begin from January 7.