Madhya Pradesh BJP leader’s portfolio jibe at Scindia
A senior Madhya Pradesh BJP leader on Thursday asked Jyotiraditya Scindia to consider whether he was the reason behind the “delay” in the allocation of ministerial portfolios and said it was not sending out a good message.
Ganesh Singh, a fourth-term Lok Sabha MP from Satna, said the delay was “unnecessary” and had not sent out a good message to the public.
“Scindia has a tall stature in the state’s politics, and senior leaders of the party hold him in high regard.
He should seriously consider it if he is the reason behind the delay in the allocation of portfolios. People want to see a good government at work under (chief minister Shivraj Singh) Chouhan,” Ganesh Singh said in a statement.
He said the allocation of portfolios was the chief minister’s privilege and nobody should interfere.
Chouhan has put Madhya Pradesh on the path to development in his previous three tenures, Singh said, adding that the chief minister should be trusted in this matter.
Scindia had switched to the BJP from the Congress earlier this year.
The second expansion of the state cabinet had taken place on July 2, nearly three months after the first “mini” expansion in April.
Six days have passed since 28 ministers took oath but Chouhan has been unable to allocate portfolios to them. The delay, sources said, has been caused because of lack of agreement over which minister should get which portfolio.