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MP sacks Shivraj appointees to state bodies

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BHOPAL: As many as 45

chairpersons and vice-chairpersons

of various boards and corporations in Madhya Pradesh, appointed by the previous

Shivraj Singh Chouhan dispensation

, have been removed by the

Mohan Yadav govt

– the order came as a surprise on Tuesday night, reports Ankur Sirothia.
The chairpersons were accorded cabinet minister status and their deputies had the rank of minister of state. These are political appointments and state party unit also has a say in it.
Since so many of them have been removed at one go just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, it’s clear MP chief minister Mohan Yadav wants a new set-up and has been given a free hand by the party leadership.
Political sources said that fresh appointments to these posts would be made after the Lok Sabha elections.

Just 12 days earlier, govt had transferred 15 IAS officers, many of whom were perceived to be close to Chouhan. Over 110 IAS and IPS officers have been transferred since Yadav took over as chief minister, as he restructures the bureaucracy.
Eighty IAS officers have been reshuffled as the current govt moves into reset mode.
On Tuesday, chief minister Yadav’s office issued an order to the chief secretary after which the notification was issued to remove 45 of the 60-odd chair posts of boards and corporations. Many of those sacked had over three years of tenure left.
The previous Shivraj govt had made these appointments in two tranches -25 in Dec 2021 and 35 more last year, seven months before the assembly election.

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