Former Union Minister Prahlad Patel and BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya were among the 28 MLAs inducted into the Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Monday (25 December).
Of these, 18 will serve as cabinet ministers while the remaining 10 will take on roles as Ministers of State.
The Chief Minister Mohan Yadav led Madhya Pradesh cabinet also include five women ministers.
As many as 11 members of the new cabinet are from OBC, or Other Backward Classes, category.
Among those sworn in today were Nirmala Bhuria, Narayan Kushwaha, and Nagar Singh Chouhan. Bhuria was earlier the MoS Health and Kushwaha the MoS Home.
Sampatiya Uikey, a tribal leader, took the oath along with Vijay Shah, Karan Singh Verma, Rakesh Singh, Vishvas Sarang, Rakesh Shukla, Chaitanya Kashyap, Inder Singh Parmar, and Uday Pratap Singh.
Pradhuman Singh Tomar, previously the Energy Minister, Tulsi Ram Silawat, former MoS Water Resources, Govind Singh Rajput, the ex-Revenue and Transport Minister, and Aidal Singh Kansana were also inducted in the MP cabinet.
All four were among the 22 MLAs who supported ex-Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia when he quit the Congress in 2020, triggering the fall of Kamal Nath's government.
Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.
An appeal from Swarajya
At Swarajya, we rely on our readers' support through subscriptions to sustain our media platform. Unlike larger conglomerates, we are unable to relentlessly chase advertising money — our model is largely built on your patronage.
Your support has never been more crucial. We work tirelessly to deliver 10-15 high-quality articles daily, ensuring you receive insightful content from 7 AM to 10 PM.
If you believe India's story has to be articulated in a way it has never been done before without shrugging it off, become a patron (or) subscribe now for ₹̶2̶4̶0̶0̶ ₹1999 and get 12 print issues, unlimited digital access for 1 year, a special India that is Bharat T-shirt (Offer ends soon).
We are counting on you!