On Friday (28 December), Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath allocated portfolios to members of his cabinet, retaining control of Public Relations, Industrial Policy, Investment Promotion, Employment and a few other departments with himself, reports The Indian Express.
MLA from a Scheduled Tribe community, Bala Bachchan, who had also been a minister under Digvijay Singh’s government, was handed the Home and Jail ministries, while Health and Public Relations went to MLA Tulsi Silawat.
A Scheduled Caste MLA Prabhuram Choudhary will be heading the School Education Department.
Another Digvijay-era minister Viaylaxmi Sadho, was given the Culture and Medical Education departments, while the Minorities and Other Backward Class Welfare Ministry will work under Arif Aqueel, who is the sole member from Muslim community in the cabinet.
The Urban Administration Department was allocated to Digvijay Singh’s son, Jaivardhan Singh. In a similar vein, former state Congress president’s younger brother Sachin Yadav was granted control over the Agriculture and Food Processing Department.
The Law and Legislative Affairs Department was placed under the charge of P C Sharma, Labour went to Mahendra Singh Sisodiya while the Energy Department will be headed by Priyavrat Singh.
Imarati Devi was allotted the Women and Child Department while Jitu Patwari will head Sports and Youth Affairs. The state’s new minister for Scheduled Tribes Welfare will be Omkar Markam.
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