23th March, 2020
Shivraj Singh Chauhan Profile Amidst the news of Corona virus, big news is coming from the politics of Madhya Pradesh. According to sources, an agreement has been reached on the name of former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and he will take over as the Chief Minister of the state for the fourth time.
Significantly, after Kamal Nath's resignation on March 20, Shivraj was the strongest contender in the race for the post of CM. A group of the party was also under pressure to give command to Shivraj Singh Chauhan at the moment, considering the number maths in the current assembly. Shivraj Singh has been CM for 13 consecutive years from 2005 to 2018. During this time he took the oath of Chief Minister thrice. After his becoming CM again, this will be the first time in the history of Madhya Pradesh, when someone will take oath as Chief Minister for the fourth time. Apart from Shivraj, so far Arjun Singh and Shyamacharan Shukla have been CMs thrice.
Shivraj Singh Chauhan comes from the Kirad Rajput family. He was born on March 5, 1959 in Jait village in Sehore district to a peasant family. His father's name is Prem Singh Chauhan and his mother's name is Sundar Bai Chauhan. He was married to Sadhna Singh in 1992 and is the father of two sons - Karthikeya Singh Chauhan and Kunal Singh Chauhan. Shivraj is a Gold Medalist in Philosophy in MA from Barkatullah University, Bhopal.
Connected politics with student life
Shivraj Singh Chauhan has been associated with politics since his student life. He was elected president of the Model School Student Union in 1975. Participated in underground movement against Emergency in 1975-76. He also went to jail during the Emergency in 1976-77. He has been an active worker of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since 1977. Along with this, he was also associated with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the party for a long time.
Shivraj Singh was first elected to the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Budhni seat in 1990 and won the Lok Sabha elections from Vidisha seat in 1991 for the first time. He was elected to the Lok Sabha four times and also served on several committees of the Lok Sabha and Parliament. Chauhan was also the National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and National Secretary of BJP from 2000 to 2003. In December 2003, the BJP was phenomenally successful in the assembly elections and contested against the then Chief Minister Digvijay Singh at the time but lost the election from the Raghaugarh assembly constituency.
On 29 November 2005, when he was the state president of BJP, he was made the chief minister of the state in place of Babulal Gaur. He then won the election from Budhni in 2006 with 36,000 votes. Budhni falls in his home district of Sehore. In the 2008 assembly elections, he again won from here with 41,000 votes. In this election, BJP got a consistent majority and became the Chief Minister of the state on 12 December 2008 for the second time. He contested from two seats in the 2013 assembly elections. Won elections from Budhni by 1,28,730 votes and from Vidisha by 73,783. In this way, he became the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for the third time.
Common man of Madhya Pradesh was made after losing elections
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan changed his Twitter profile after going to the government. Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for 13 years, wrote the Common Man of Madhya Pradesh on his Twitter handle after the defeat. That means ordinary citizen of Madhya Pradesh. After the BJP lost the election in MP, there was speculation that Shivraj could now go to the Center. It was also being said that Shivraj could contest the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. Soon after his resignation, Shivraj wrote on his Twitter profile, 'X Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, India' but after a few hours Shivraj changed it to 'The Common Man of Madhya Pradesh'.
After his defeat, he tweeted and said that Madhya Pradesh is my temple, and the people here are my God. The doors of my house are always open for every citizen of the state, they can come to me without any hesitation and I will continue to help them as much as ever. The special thing in Madhya Pradesh is that the BJP may have lagged behind in terms of seats, but in the matter of vote share, it overtook the Congress. BJP got 41 and Congress got 40.9 percent votes.
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