Bhopal, Jul 02, 2020: As many as 28 new ministers, eight State and 20 Cabinet, took oath to the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday nearly three months after the BJP came back to power.
CM Chouhan had sent the list of the ministers to be sworn in today to Governor Anandiben Patel. The oath of office was administered by the governor at 11 am from Raj Bhawan.
The leaders who took oath as ministers are: Gopal Bhargava, Vijay Shah, Jagdish Devdha, Bisahulal Singh, Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Bhupendra Singh, Adal Singh Kansana, Brijendra Pratap Singh, Vishwas Sarang, Imarti Devi, Dr Prabhuram Chaudhary, Mahendra Singh Sisodia , Pradhumn Singh Tomar, Prem Singh Patel, Om Prakash Sakhlecha, Usha Thakur, Arvind Bhadoriya, Dr Mohan Yadav, Hardeep Singh Dang, Rajvardhan Singh Prem Singh Dattigaon, Bharat Dingh Kushwaha, Inder Singh Parmar, Ram Khelwan Patel, Ramkishore Kanware, Brijendra Singh Yadav, Girraj Dandotiya, Suresh Dhakad and OPS Bhadoriya.
"I congratulate all the ministers who took oath today. We all will work together to achieve our common goals of development and public welfare in Madhya Pradesh. I am confident that I will get your full support in bringing new reforms," Chouhan tweeted this morning.
Among the new ministers are some former Congress MLAs who joined the BJP in March along with Jyotiraditya Scindia. While sources close to Scindia claimed that six from his camp are likely to be inducted into the cabinet.
Chouhan had taken oath as chief minister on March 23 2020 for the fourth term, after Kamal Nath resigned following a rebellion by 22 Congress MLAs.
During Chouhan’s swearing-in ceremony only five ministers had taken oath.