9 days after they had been inducted into the Madhya Pradesh cupboard, 28 ministers will lastly get portfolios on July 12.
The delay in assigning ministries had triggered speculations about an internecine battle within the ruling BJP over accommodating loyalists of Jyotiraditya Scindia, whose exit from the Congress together with 22 MLAs led to break down of Kamal Nath-led authorities in March this 12 months, within the cupboard.
“I’ll do it tomorrow (Sunday),” Chouhan advised reporters in Gwalior when requested in regards to the delay in allocating portfolios.
After increasing his cupboard for the second time on July 2, Chouhan met high brass of the BJP in New Delhi apparently to debate the portfolio allocation, which has change into a political tightrope within the presence of assertive Scindia.
The 28 ministers comprise no less than a dozen loyalists of Scindia. Their induction within the cupboard reportedly precipitated heartburn in ministerial aspirants within the state BJP.
The preliminary ‘mini’ growth of the Chouhan cupboard passed off on April 21 with the induction of 5 ministers, together with two former Congress MLAs, over a month after Chouhan took oath because the CM for the file fourth time period.
In the meantime, taking potshots on the BJP, Congress veteran Digvijay Singh tweeted: “eight days of cupboard growth accomplished in Madhya Pradesh. CM’s exercise on allocation of departments does not appear to be over.
“Has Tiger change into a toothless? Allow us to see who runs away from his territory!”.
Talking after the cupboard growth on Thursday, Scindia had mentioned he needed to inform Congress leaders that “Tiger abhi zinda hai.”
This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.