Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday expanded his Cabinet by inducting three new faces ahead of the Assembly polls slated later this year. BJP legislators Balkrishna Patidar, Narayan Singh Kushwaha and Jalam Singh Patel were sworn in as Ministers of State and administered the oath of office by Governor Anandiben Patel at a function in the Raj Bhavan in Bhopal.
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said, "It is a matter of happiness, will make the cabinet more balanced which will lead to better work and results. One expansion has taken place, another small one will also be done."
Narayan Singh Kushwaha , Balkrishna Patidar and Jalam Singh inducted in Madhya Pradesh cabinet after taking ministerial oath at Raj Bhavan.
Bhopal: Narayan Singh, Balkrishna and Jalam Singh inducted in Madhya Pradesh cabinet after taking ministerial oath at Raj Bhavan. pic.twitter.com/FvSwNlES9j— ANI (@ANI) February 3, 2018
Along with Chouhan, senior ministers of his Cabinet and top officials were present on the occasion. Patidar, who belongs to the Nimar region, is an MLA from Khargone, while Kushwaha comes from the Gwalior-Chambal region and represents Gwalior South in the Assembly. Another inductee Jalam Patel hails from Mahakaushal region. The MLA from Narsinghpur, is the younger brother of BJP MP and former Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel.