BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan is likely to take oath as Madhya Pradesh CM later today after the BJP Legislative Party meeting.
As an aftermath of Madhya Pradesh’s political drama where Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia along with 22 other Congress MLAs tendered their resignations, Chief Minister Kamal Nath submitted his resignation on March 21, just before a floor test was scheduled.
The strength of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly went down to 206 after the resignations and Congress couldn’t show the majority of 106 seats. BJP, however, with 107 seats clearly states the majority and Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was also the ex-Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh will likely take his oath as the new CM of the state on Monday.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan is a senior BJP leader who was the state president of BJP when he was chosen as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for the first time back in 2005. He contested a by-election from Budhni assembly constituency (where he also won the first-ever seat) the following year, winning his old seat.
In 2008, Chouhan retained his Budhni seat again and led the BJP to a second consecutive victory in the state as he was sworn in for his second term. In December 2013, Chouhan won Legislative Assembly elections in Budhni and Vidisha and was elected as Chief Minister of MP for a third term. However, in December 2018, after failing to gain a majority in the 2018 Madhya Pradesh assembly election, Chouhan resigned as Chief Minister.
This will be Chouhan’s fourth term after the demise of only a 15-months-old Kamal Nath government