CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Wins Floor Test By Voice Vote (Photo Credit: File Photo - ANI Image)
Bharatiya Janata Party's Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who took oath as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for the fourth time, won the floor test in the state Assembly on Tuesday by voice vote.
According to PTI report, as the special session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly began, Shivraj Singh Chouhan moved a one-line proposal to seek the trust of the House. Chouhan unanimously passed the floor test as SP, BSP, and independent MLAs voted in favour of the motion. Importantly, not a single Congress MLA was present in the state Assembly at the time of voting.
Soon after the Shivraj Singh Chouhan won the floor test, the state Assembly was adjourned till March 27. In the morning, the BJP issued whip to its MLAs to support the trust vote.
On Monday, Shivraj Singh Chouhan took oath as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for the fourth time, over 15 months after his government was voted out of power. The 61-year-old BJP leader took oath at Raj Bhawan at 9 pm. He was sworn in by Governor Lalji Tandon.
Popularly known among his followers as ''Mamaji'', Chouhan was sworn in as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh thrice earlier - in 2005, after Uma Bharti stepped down over a riots case, and for later two full terms in 2008 and 2013.
He stepped down after the Congress won a narrow majority in the December 2018 Assembly elections, after which the Kamal Nath government came to power.
Stumped by the rebellion of party colleague Jyodiraditya Scindia, who joined the BJP and resignations of 22 Congress MLAs, Nath resigned as chief minister last week, paving way for Chouhan''s return.
Earlier, Congress veteran Kamal Nath resigned as chief minister recently, paving the way for formation of the BJP-led government.
(With PTI Inputs)