Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath would induct 20 ministers into his cabinet on Tuesday. The names of the ministers have been finalised keeping in view regional and caste equations as well as national polls due next year, Congress leaders said. They were cleared after Nath met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over the weekend. The Congress’ chief whip in Lok Sabha, Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh and ex-state Congress chief, Arun Yadav, also attended the meeting.Congress managed to win 114 seats in 231-member state assembly. Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza said the oath-taking ceremony would be held at the Raj Bhavan, where Governor Anandiben Patel will administer the oath to the ministers.Highlights:
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday expanded his Cabinet with nine MLAs being sworn in as ministers.Baghel was sworn in with two other senior Congress leaders — TS Singhdeo and Tamrdhawaj Sahu — last Monday.Congress has registered a landslide victory in Chhattisgarh polls, winning 68 seats in 90 member assembly. The BJP, which was in power in the state since 2003, was reduced to 15 seats while former chief minister Ajit Jogi-led Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) managed to win five seats. Jogi’s ally Bahujan Samaj Party has won two seats.Here are the highlights:
When the final assembly elections results came in early on Wednesday morning, the Congress at 114 seats in Madhya Pradesh needed 2 more seats to be able to stake claim to forming a government. With BSP’s support, the Congress will reach the required number of 116 seats in Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh asembly election results 2018: Kamal Nath said in his letter that the Congress has “emerged the single largest party with majority support” and that “all the independents have in addition assured support to the Congress party.”
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday gave Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel additional charge of Chhattisgarh, following the demise of Balramji Dass Tandon, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson earlier said.