For the fourth time, Senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan has finally taken the oath as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on Monday. The ceremony was held at the Raj Bhawan in Bhopal on Monday night, more than 15 months after his government was voted out of power.
At the ceremony, the 61-year-old BJP leader was sworn in by Governor Lalji Tandon at Raj Bhawan, located in Bhopal at exactly 9: 00 PM. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has become the 32nd Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on Monday.
Previously, Chouhan was in the day elected leader of the state BJP legislature party at its gathering here.
Because of the increase in the number of coronavirus cases and the situation getting worse, there was no BJP leader from Delhi that has traveled to Bhopal in order to attend the legislature party meeting, however, the central observers of the party Arun Singh, as well as Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, have taken part in it through video conferencing.
In addition to that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also congratulated Chouhan. Shivraj Singh, on the other hand, responded to the wishes and thanked Modi for giving him a chance one more time to help the state.
Soon after Chouhan took the oath for his designation, he then got down to business as well as held a meeting with the officials for reviewing the steps taken for controlling the spread of coronavirus, and said this is his first major challenge after becoming the CM for the fourth time. After they took the oath, he then went to the state secretariat as well as after offering prayers in the complex, he then took the charge of his office and chaired over the meeting.
Till now, the MP has reported a total of seven positive COVID-19 cases. At the meeting, Chouhan has also reviewed the preparedness of the state in order to fight coronavirus.
Previously, he thanked the small audience from the stage after being sworn in, he said the nation is going through a very tough time. “Hereafter, it is not going to be proper to shake hands or else to receive bouquets in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak,” he said.
He further added, “We all will defeat coronavirus jointly. It is our duty to protecting our elderly people from the coronavirus.” He has also urged the people to strictly follow the directives of state government that have been issued from time to time for defeating the pandemic.
JP Nadda, who is the BJP president stated that the Chouhan-led government is going to work out for making up for the shortcomings that people of the state may possibly have seen in the past fifteen months of the Congress rule.
Chouhan is also popularly known as ‘Mamaji’ among his followers. Earlier, he was sworn in the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh three-time i.e., in the years 2005, 2008 and 2013.