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  • In Madhya Pradesh, Governor Lalji Tandon administered the oath of office and secrecy to five Ministers in a simple ceremony on Tuesday.

    Narottam Mishra, Tulsi Silavat, Kamal Patel, Govind Singh Rajput, and Meena Singh were sworn in as ministers on Tuesday. Senior leader Shivraj Singh was working alone since taking oath as Chief Minister in the state on March 23 and his cabinet was sworn in after about a month on Tuesday.

    During the swearing-in ceremony, all measures to prevent corona infection were taken care including social distancing. Bhopal is in the red zone of the corona outbreak so the oath-taking ceremony was also been simple and brief.

    To avoid the crowd, the media was also kept away from the coverage of this event and the swearing-in program was broadcast live on the YouTube channel of the public relations department. Even after being small cabinet, regional and caste equations have been taken care of by the BJP leadership. Jyotiraditya Scindia’s supporters have also been included in the cabinet. Significantly, after the assembly elections in December 2018, a coalition government was formed by Congress under the leadership of Kamal Nath.

    Later, the 15-month-old Congress government collapsed due to the resignation of 22 MLAs who were supporters of the then Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia. After that, the BJP re-formed its government on March 23 under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

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