Bhopal: BJP MLA and former State Minister Gopal Bhargava on Monday has been elected as the leader of opposition in Madhya Pradesh assembly. The development comes on the first day of the five-day session of the newly-elected State Assembly.
Congress' Kamal Nath, who had taken oath as the 18th chief minister of the state on December 17, 2018, expanded his cabinet on December 25 by inducting 28 ministers.
Distributing portfolios to his cabinet, Kamal Nath kept Public Relations, Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion Department and Employment Department among others with himself.
The Congress returned to power in the state after a hiatus of 15 years by ousting the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Though the Congress, with 114 seats, depends on the support of the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party, which have won two seats and one, respectively, no MLA from these two smaller parties has got a berth in the cabinet.