Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday allocated portfolios to 28 ministers in his Cabinet.
BJP’s Yashodhara Raje Scindia has been appointed as State Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare and State Minister for Technical Education, Skill Development & Employment.
Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Narottam Mishra has been appointed as the home minister of the state. Mishra will also be the minister of Parliamentary Affairs as well as minister of Law and Justice.
Earlier, reports had claimed that the portfolio allocation was delayed due to conflict in the ruling BJP over allocating ministries to the supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia, who along with 22 MLAs, had deserted the Congress and joined the saffron party in March. The induction of Scindia had led to the fall of Kamal Nath-le government in the state.
Chouhan had met senior BJP leaders in New Delhi to discuss the portfolio allocation of the ministers.
Taking a dig at Chouhan over delay in portfolio allocation, Congress veteran Digvijay Singh had tweeted: “8 days of cabinet expansion completed in Madhya Pradesh. CM’s workout on allocation of departments doesn’t seem to be over.
“Has Tiger become a toothless? Let us see who runs away from his territory!”.