In a surprising development, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has declared Mohan Yadav as the upcoming Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, concluding days of anticipation. This significant decision follows Yadav’s extensive political journey and his role as part of the previous Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s cabinet.
State party chief VD Sharma, along with other leaders, extended a welcome to them at the Bhopal airport. Subsequently, the three observers proceeded to the Chief Minister’s residence to hold discussions with CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. As per the provided schedule for the MLAs, the meeting started at 4 pm today.
Outgoing CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has submitted his resignation to Governor of MP and it has been accepted.
Deputies Named: Jagdish Devda and Rajendra Shukla; Narendra Singh Tomar as Speaker
As the Chief Minister-elect, Mohan Yadav will be assisted by two deputies, namely Jagdish Devda and Rajendra Shukla. Former Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who contested in the state polls, is slated to take on the role of the Speaker.
Mohan Yadav: Political Career Overview
Mohan Yadav’s political career commenced with his election as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in 2013, a position he successfully retained in the subsequent 2018 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. Notably, his influence expanded when he assumed office as a cabinet minister on July 2, 2020, during Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s governance.
Personal Background and BJP Association
Born on March 25, 1965, in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Mohan Yadav has been a longstanding member of the BJP. Beyond his political engagements, he is recognized as a businessman, adding a multifaceted dimension to his public persona.
Success in 2023 Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election
In the recent 2023 Madhya Pradesh Assembly election, Mohan Yadav triumphantly secured victory in the Ujjain South constituency. Defeating Congress candidate Chetan Premnarayan Yadav by a substantial margin of 12,941 votes, Yadav’s win marked his third consecutive term as an MLA. The impressive outcome reflected his popularity, garnering a total of 95,699 votes.
Electoral Stronghold: Ujjain South Constituency
The Ujjain South constituency, situated in the Malwa North region and falling under the Ujjain Lok Sabha constituency, has been a stronghold for the BJP since 2003. Mohan Yadav’s consistent success in this region underscores his enduring influence and support base within Madhya Pradesh’s political landscape.
This strategic move by the BJP in appointing Mohan Yadav as the Chief Minister, along with his chosen deputies and the Speaker, sets the stage for a new chapter in Madhya Pradesh’s political trajectory under their leadership.