Bhopal, January 3 (PTI) Senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, stated that sometimes a person embarks on exile while waiting for the symbolic coronation.
After the significant victory of the BJP in the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections in November 2023, Mohan Yadav was chosen as the Chief Minister by the party in place of Chouhan. Chouhan has served as the Chief Minister of the state for four terms.
On Tuesday evening, Chouhan addressed an emotional public gathering in Shahganj city under his Bhojpur assembly constituency and stated that he will always remain among the people, especially among his sisters.
During this, some women in the audience said, “Brother, don’t go alone anywhere.” In response, Chouhan said, “I will not go anywhere. I will live and die here.”
The former Chief Minister said that the present government will complete all the initiatives started by the previous BJP government, including the Ladli Bena Yojana (for women’s welfare), housing scheme for the beneficiaries of the Ladli Bena Yojana, job scheme for each family, and promises made to the farmers.
Addressing the public gathering, Chouhan said, “The new government will take forward all these works. There will be some big goals somewhere; sometimes, a person embarks on exile until the time for the ‘coronation’ arrives. But all this is for the fulfillment of some goal.”
He said that the current ruling government will implement all these schemes because it is not the Congress but the BJP government in the state.
The former Chief Minister also mentioned that children in the audience came to show their love for ‘Mama’ (Chouhan is popularly addressed as ‘Mama’).
Before reaching Shahganj, a large number of BJP workers and women welcomed Chouhan.
Chouhan won the election from his Budhni Assembly seat against his Congress rival Vikram Mastal by a margin of more than 1.04 lakh votes.
In the November 2023 state assembly elections, the BJP secured a splendid victory by winning 163 out of 230 seats, maintaining power in the state. The opposition party, Congress, slipped to second place with victories in 66 assembly constituencies, while one seat was won by the Bharatiya Adivasi Party.