Bhopal: Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn in as the 32nd Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh at 9 pm on Monday night. Shivraj is the first such leader in the history of Madhya Pradesh, who has become CM for the fourth time. Prior to this, Shivraj has been CM for 13 consecutive years from 2005 to 2018. After Kamal Nath’s resignation on March 20, Shivraj was the strongest contender in the race for the post of CM. Apart from Shivraj, so far Arjun Singh and Shyamacharan Shukla have been CMs thrice.
No time for celebration, fight corona – Shivraj
Shivraj Singh Chouhan said in the meeting of the Legislature Party – Today is a very emotional moment for me. BJP is my mother and I will leave no stone unturned to make it stronger. The outgoing government has destroyed everything. The style of governance will also be changed now. We will work together and create a new history of public welfare.
Chouhan said this is not a time for celebration. Circumstances do not allow us. Corona’s crisis is to end. Immediately we have to work. We have to connect with the feelings that Modiji has revealed. We have to break the transition chain. There will be no celebrations. Soon after the swearing-in, I will go to my office to plan to fight corona. This epidemic has to be dealt with.
Gopal Bhargava resigns, Shivraj becomes leader
Gopal Bhargava resigned as Leader of Opposition before the BJP Legislature Party meeting. Gopal Bhargava proposed Shivraj’s name in the legislature party meeting. BJP state president VD Sharma supported it. Few MLAs were present in the meeting.
As a precaution against corona’s infection, the rest of the MLAs attended the meeting through video conferencing. All the MLAs stamped Shivraj’s name and elected him as their new leader.
Modi talked to Shivraj 4 times
Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked to Shivraj four times on Sunday. After this, a decision was taken to make Shivraj the Chief Minister. Modi had yesterday indicated to Shivraj that he should take over as Chief Minister.
On Monday morning, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda held a meeting with the party’s organization general secretary BL Santosh and finalized the decision. State president VD Sharma said that after the meeting of the legislature party, we will go to meet the governor.