Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday was sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
His elevation to the Chief Ministership for a fourth time happened after the fall of Kamal Nath-led Congress government.
This is 61-year-old Chouhan was at the forefront to launch a legal battle in the Supreme Court against Kamal Nath to conduct a floor test after the resignation of 22 rebel Congress MLAs who were allegiant to the Congress-turned-BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia. Finally, accepting Chouhan’s plea, the top court directed the Speaker of the State assembly to conduct a floor test, ending the month-long rebellion against Kamal Nath government by Scindia faction.
The MLAs joined BJP yesterday, tweeted Mr Scindia, who quit his party of 18 years and joined the BJP last week. The Congress tried to reach out to the rebel MLAs but failed to win any of them back.
Chouhan, an RSS confidente is a low profile leader. When he was a chief minister, he focused on governance and delivered on infrastructure. A major complaint against Digvijaya Singh’s regime was the condition of roads and power. Madhya Pradesh slowly transformed on both fronts. He put a strong base for the State in the field of agriculture.