BHOPAL: Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh will become the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh a fourth time after the elected Congress government there fell 15 months into its tenure due to a rebellion in its camp.
Chouhan was picked by the BJP legislative party which met on Monday evening in Bhopal ahead of former State minister Narottam Mishra – who played a key role in dislodging the previous Kamal Nath government – and other central favourites like union miniser Narendra Singh Tomar.
Chouhan’s immediate task, after dealing with the covid-19 threat, would be to ensure that his party stays in power by winning enough seats in the imminent byelections to 25 vacant assembly seats.
No leader from Delhi travelled to Bhopal for the legislative party meeting, though central observers Arun Singh and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe participated through video conferencing. (Agencies)