Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday evening. This will be his first official meeting in three months after Chauhan became the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for the fourth time. After he was sworn in as Chief Minister on 23 March, the lockdown was imposed due to COVID-19, and Chauhan could not formally meet the Prime Minister. According to news agency ANI, there is a possibility of expansion of the cabinet after this.
In today’s meeting, there is a possibility to discuss the current political situation in Madhya Pradesh and the possible expansion of the state cabinet among the leaders. In addition, the Chief Minister is expected to brief the Prime Minister about the current COVID-19 status in Madhya Pradesh. The steps taken to ensure self-reliant India and self-reliant Madhya Pradesh are also likely to be discussed between the two. Apart from this, Chauhan can give information about the status of farmers in the state and purchase of wheat.
It is noteworthy that Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandi Ben Patel has been given additional charge of the state due to Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon being on leave. Tandon has been ill for the past few days and is undergoing treatment in Lucknow.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday exercised the powers of the post of Governor of Madhya Pradesh in the absence of Governor Lalji Tandon on his leave to the Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandi Ben Patel, using the powers granted under Articles 185 and 160 of the Constitution. Is entrusted with the responsibility of discharging.
Amid political activities in the state, it is considered to be very important to hand over the charge of Madhya Pradesh to the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, as there is a discussion of expansion of the state cabinet in the next one or two days. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan is in Delhi.