The identity of the chief minister-elect in Madhya Pradesh has finally been revealed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following a meeting between the newly elected BJP MLAs and observers. Madhya Pradesh’s next chief minister is Mohan Yadav, an MLA from Ujjain South. He served as a minister in the cabinet of Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
It is unexpected that Mohan Yadav is the front-runner for the top position; the other contenders were Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, four-time MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Prahlad Patel, recently elected Dimani MLA Narendra Tomar, heavyweight Kailash Vijayvargiya of Indore, state unit president VD Sharma, and Indore.
Following the elections on November 17, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was able to hold onto power in Madhya Pradesh. Having won 163 seats in the 230-member assembly, the Congress was a distant second with 66 seats.
According to party leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the BJP chose senior politician Narendra Singh Tomar as the new speaker of the Madhya Pradesh assembly on Monday.
Rajendra Shukla and Jagdish Devda will be the two deputy chief ministers for the state.
Mohan Yadav will become the next chief minister after the BJP elected him as its leader at the evening’s legislature party meeting held here.
Designated Chief Minister Three-time BJP MLA and leader of the OBC, Mohan Yadav began his political career as a student and worked his way up to become Madhya Pradesh’s minister of higher education, where he stated that the Hindu epic “Ramcharitmanas” would be made an elective in colleges starting in 2021.
Yadav’s unexpected election as the leader of the BJP legislature party on Monday night at a conference in Bhopal cleared the path for him to become the next chief minister of Madhya Pradesh.
The 58-year-old politician is regarded as a prominent leader of the Hindutva movement and is thought to be close to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He is a well-known OBC leader and a three-term MLA from Ujjain South.