Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said on Tuesday that he would soon expand his cabinet, but it is not going to happen tomorrow (Wednesday). When Chauhan was asked whether the Governor-in-charge of Madhya Pradesh Anandiben Patel is coming to Bhopal on Wednesday, will the cabinet be expanded tomorrow, he told the media here, “It will not be tomorrow (on Wednesday).” It will be after tomorrow. Very early.”
However, he did not specify the date of cabinet expansion. Chief Minister Chouhan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday amidst the buzz of cabinet expansion in Madhya Pradesh and also apprised him of the efforts being made by the state government in the fight against the corona virus epidemic. According to BJP sources, 20 to 25 people can be included in the cabinet. Nine former MLAs who joined the BJP after leaving Congress in March along with Jyotiraditya Scindia may also find a place in the cabinet.
In this connection, Chauhan reached Delhi on Sunday for a discussion with the central leadership along with Madhya Pradesh BJP President Vishnu Dutt Sharma and the state’s General Secretary Suhas Bhagat. He met BJP President JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Organization General Secretary BL Santosh and Jyotiradits Scindia along with other party leaders. He returned to Bhopal today after spending two days in Delhi.
Chauhan was sworn in as the chief minister on March 23 and amidst the corona virus epidemic and lockdown, Chief Minister Chauhan continued to run the government alone for about a month. Later on April 21, a five-member Council of Ministers was formed, which includes two ministers from the Congress, former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia camp, Tulsi Silavat and Govind Singh Rajput, who left the Congress.
In March, the Congress government led by Kamal Nath collapsed after 22 Congress MLAs resigned from the state assembly and the BJP government was formed under the leadership of Chauhan. Those records have become the head of state for the fourth time.Most rebel MLAs of the Congress, who resigned from the party, are considered supporters of Scindia.