It is almost one year for Congress in power in Madhya Pradesh, but there is least possibility of Cabinet expansion in near future.
While the State Assembly’s winter session is scheduled from December 17, the State Government is busy in preparing for the session. The Ministers have been shouldered responsibilities to prepare a list of issue that could be raised in the House.
Narendra Saluja said that at present there is no possibility of Cabinet expansion in Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister and his colleagues are busy in preparing for the Assembly Session.
There are legislators who raise voice against the government time and again with an objective of getting berth in the State cabinet, but Chief Minister Kamal Nath seems in no hurry in this direction.
Earlier, within three months of the formation of the government, Nath had told media persons that soon cabinet expansion would take place, but nothing happened. It was the time, when Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Ram Bai was raising voice against the government.
Since then, the situation has completely changed in the State and the Congress party is enjoying complete majority in the House.
At present, the Government is facing problems with the statements of Congress MLAs Laxman Singh and Rana Vikram Singh and independent Surendra Singh Khera.
Besides, there are around 200 political positions vacant in the Boards and Corporations throughout the State including posts in Special Area Development Authorities (SADA), where political leaders could be adjusted.
Sources in Congress party said that the decision on the political appointments would take place only after the cabinet expansion. After the formation of new government, all Boards and Corporations were dissolved and new appointments need to be made.
There are other political positions in Commissions, but they are constitutional appointments and could not be disturbed before their tenure is completed.