Bhopal: After the meeting of Congress newly elected legislators on Wednesday, all the MLAs agreed upon the name of Kamal Nath as the next Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. However, the final decision will be made by Congress National President Rahul Gandhi.
The discussion over the first cabinet is also heating up and speculations for the post of speaker in the assembly have picked up the heat among the Congress leaders.
Party leadership is busy in giving the final shape of the cabinet and several names are on the card before them to choose the probable ministers as well.
As per sources close to Congress, the name of Govind Singh, KP Singh, Laxman Singh, Vijay Laxmi Sadho and NP Prajapati are among the favorites for the post of Assembly Speaker.
Around thirty-six legislators name is surfacing for the ministerial post. It is expected that old faces are also among the contenders for the Minister berth in the cabinet.
It is possible that around fifteen percent of the total legislators can be inducted in the cabinet. As per this calculation, around 35 ministers will be inducted in the cabinet in Madhya Pradesh.
However, Shivraj Singh Chauhan led BJP government never touched this mark in their 13 years of rule in the state. Three to four seats were always kept vacant as per their political arithmetic.
It is least expected from this Congress team and they are all set to launch the cabinet in full capacity ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Polls. Congress is eyeing on 2019 General Elections and they are also planning to launch such a team which can set a platform to attack the BJP’s misgovernance done in the past 15 years of their rule and harbor their maximum chances for the 2019 polls.
Out of 114 newly elected Congress legislators, these are among the front-runners for the ministerial birth:
Govind Singh, Bala Bachchan, Hukum Singh Karada, NP Prajapati, Arif Aqueel, Sajjan Verma, Laxman Singh, Vijaya Laxmi Sadho, Imarti Devi, Kamleshwar Patel, Deepak Saxena, Tulsi Silavat, Tarun Bhanot, Govind Rajpoot, Jeetu Patwari, Lakhan Ghanghoria, Omkar Markam, Jayvardhan Singh, Hina Kawre, Pradeep Jayswal Gudda, Thakur Surendra Singh Shera, PC Sharma, Sachin Yadav, Jhooma Solanki, Prabhuram Chaoudhary, Umang Singhar, Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon, Brijendra Singh Rathore, Harsh Yadav, and Pradyumn Singh Tomar.