July 10, 2020 | 7:11 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh

Shiv'Raaj' in Madhya Pradesh for the fourth time

BJP Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday took oath to become Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for the record breaking forth time. The ceremony was held at the Raj Bhawan in presence of Governor Lalji Tandon. In view of Coronavirus outbreak, no party leaders or press was invited for the ceremony.

Earlier on the day, BJP MLAs held a legislature party meeting at the party’s state headquarters. Although, several MLAs couldn’t make up to the party meeting owning to the lockdown and the entire proceedings were done via video conferencing where State-in-charge Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and General Secretary Arun Singh also joined in.
In the meeting, Chouhan’s name was the frontrunner in the race of new MP Chief Minister proposed by outgoing leader of opposition Gopal Bhargava and supported by several party leaders including former minister Narottam Mishra, Meena Singh and Gopilal Jatav.
Soon after taking over as the 32nd Chief Minister, Chouhan held a meeting with the authorities to review state’s preparedness to fight Covid-19 and take measures to control the spread of Coronavirus.
Urging people to take the situation seriously, CM said, “We all will defeat Coronavirus jointly. It is our duty to protect elderly people, who are more vulnerable from the risk of Coronavirus.”
Madhya Pradesh till Tuesday has reported 7 positive cases from Jabalpur and Bhopal, following which curfew has been imposed in the state till March 31.

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