BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Photo Credit: PTI/File)
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan is all set to take oath as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for the fourth time today. The ceremony will be held at the Raj Bhawan at 9 pm, the sources told PTI.
The BJP legislature party meeting will be held around 7 pm to elect the legislature party leader. The party has issued special instructions to all the MLAs regarding this meeting. The meeting will be held in the state party office amid the lockdown due to COVID-19. The MLAs can also join the meeting from home through video-conferencing, reports IANS.
Earlier, Congress veteran Kamal Nath resigned as chief minister recently, paving the way for formation of the BJP-led government.
"I have decided to submit my resignations to the governor...But I will continue to work for the welfare of the people," Kamal Nath had said.
Accusing the BJP of plotting against him, Kamal Nath warned those who breached the trust of the people.
Even before the announcement, speculations were rife that Kamal Nath might announce his resignation rather than face the floor test during the press conference. These speculations were further boosted after senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh conceded that they 'did not have the numbers' to survive the floor test. The floor test for the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh to prove its majority in the Assembly was scheduled for 2.00 pm on Friday.
Meanwhile, Twenty-two Congress legislators, who resigned amid a political crisis in Madhya Pradesh after Jyotiraditya Scindia jumped ship to BJP, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday in presence of party president JP Nadda. Jyotiraditya Scindia, who recently joined the party in the national capital, was present along with the BJP chief. Apart from him, two key leaders of Madhya Pradesh -- Narendra Tomar and Kailash Vijayvargiya were also present.
With Agency Inputs