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MP Cabinet to take oath Tuesday; independent MLAs may get portfolios

Nath has been camping in New Delhi since the past three days to finalise the list of his Cabinet colleagues

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Congress State President Kamal Nath displays victory sign as he leaves after interacting with the media persons on the party's win in state Assembly elections, at PCC headquarters, in Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath. Photo: PTI

The new Cabinet of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister will take oath on December 25. 

The oath ceremony would take place at Raj Bhawan in Bhopal at 3 pm.

veteran Nath was sworn-in as chief minister on December 17, six days after his party posted a narrow victory over the BJP, which ruled the state for 15 years.

Nath has been camping in New Delhi since the past three days to finalise the list of his Cabinet colleagues, to be sworn in Tuesday, in consultation with President and other senior party leaders.
 

Their names have not been made public so far.

According to party sources, one or two Independent MLAs may get into the new Cabinet. 

Though the Congress, with 114 seats, emerged as the single largest party in the 230-member Assembly, it failed to cross the halfway mark on its own and enlisted support of the BSP and the SP, which have won two seats and one, respectively.

Four Independent MLAs, who are rebels, have also extended their support, taking the total number of MLAs on the Congress side to 121.
 

The had won 109 seats. 

The MP Assembly session is going to begin on January 7 with the oath-taking by newly elected MLAs. 

First Published: Mon, December 24 2018. 23:20 IST
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