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Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan elected BJP legislature party leader, to take oath as CM today

Written by Milind Ghatwai
| New Delhi |

Updated: March 23, 2020 7:55:34 pm

BJP leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Gopal Bhargava and others have a good time after CM Kamal Nath’s resignation. (PTI)
BJP vice-president Shivraj Singh Chouhan was elected as the chief of the BJP legislature party on Monday and is ready to take oath as the chief minister later today for what can be his fourth time period.

The 61-year-old was chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for 3 phrases between 2005 and 2018 earlier than the BJP misplaced the 2018 meeting elections after voters gave a fractured mandate. The BJP had gained 109 seats whereas the Congress gained 114 and the latter fashioned the federal government with the help of 4 Independents, one SP and two BSP members.

The 15-month-old Congress authorities fell when CM Kamal Nath resigned on March 20 earlier than going through the Supreme Court mandated belief vote. The vote was necessitated after former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and 22 Congress legislators rebelled.

The party was anticipated to maintain the meet on Saturday however selected to postpone it with out giving a date. ON Monday, the meet was abruptly referred to as with the party making it clear it is going to take the opinion of legislators who can’t make it to Bhopal on cellphone.

Since it was not attainable for central observers to come to Bhopal the party organized video conferencing. Most BJP legislators who turned up for the meet wore masks and sat on alternate chairs. The party had warned cadres not to throng to the headquarters for the assembly.

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was one other robust contender for the CM submit however the BJP selected Chouhan for his expertise and since his recognition was nonetheless intact. The BJP had acquired extra votes in 2018 however much less seats.

Chouhan stated the BJP would have fashioned the federal government even then however sat within the opposition.

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