The ceremony happened hours after Chouhan was unanimously elected because the state BJP Legislature get together chief right here within the night.
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Senior BJP chief Shivraj Singh Chouhan took oath because the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for the fourth time at a ceremony on the Raj Bhawan in Bhopal on Monday evening, over 15 months after his authorities was voted out of energy.
The 61-year-old BJP chief was sworn in by Governor Lalji Tandon at Raj Bhawan in Bhopal at 9pm.
Chouhan was earlier within the day elected chief of the state BJP legislature get together at its assembly right here.
Because of the coronavirus state of affairs, no BJP chief fron Delhi travelled to Bhopal for the legislature get together assembly, although the get together’s central observers Arun Singh and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe participated by video conferencing.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet congratulated Chouhan. Responding to the desires, the brand new chief minister thanked Modi for giving him an opportunity as soon as once more to helm the state.
मैं प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi का हृदय से आभारी हूँ जिन्होंने एक सामान्य कार्यकर्ता को जनसेवा हेतु अवसर प्रदान किया।
प्रधानमंत्री जी को आश्वस्त करता हूँ कि #CORONAVIRUS के मौजूदा संकट से निपटना मेरी प्राथमिकता है। मध्यप्रदेश में इसकी रोकथाम हेतु सभी आवश्यक कदम उठाए जाएंगे। https://t.co/uMWCcu28gC
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) March 23, 2020
Quickly after taking oath as MP’s 32nd chief minister, Chouhan bought right down to enterprise and held a gathering with officers to overview steps taken to comprise the unfold of coronavirus, his first main problem. After taking oath, he went to the state secretariat and after providing prayers within the advanced took cost of his workplace and presided over the assembly.
MP has until now has reported seven optimistic coronavirus instances. On the assembly, Chouhan reviewed the state’s preparedness to combat COVID19.
Earlier, thanking the small viewers from the stage after being sworn in, Chouhan stated the nation is passing by a really testing time. “Therefore, it won’t be correct to shake fingers or obtain bouquets within the wake of COVID-19 outbreak,” he stated.
“All of us will defeat coronavirus collectively. It’s our obligation to guard aged folks (who’re extra susceptible) from coronavirus,” he stated, urging folks to strictly observe state authorities directives issued infrequently to defeat the pandemic.
BJP president JP Nadda stated the Chouhan-led authorities will work to make up for the shortcomings that individuals of the state might need seen within the final 15 months of the Congress rule.
Popularly identified amongst his followers as ‘Mamaji’, Chouhan was sworn in chief minister of Madhya Pradesh thrice earlier – in 2005, after Uma Bharti stepped down over a riots case, and for later two full phrases in 2008 and 2013.
He stepped down after the Congress received a slender majority within the December 2018 Meeting elections, after which the Kamal Nath authorities got here to energy.
Stumped by the revolt of get together colleague Jyodiraditya Scindia, who joined the BJP and resignations of 22 Congress MLAs, Nath resigned as chief minister final week, paving the way in which for Chouhan’s return.
(With inputs from PTI)