“Not Going Away”: Shivraj Chouhan Tells Teary-Eyed Women Supporters

Bhopal: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who launched several welfare schemes for women during his tenure, was surrounded by his female supporters during his visit to his former Lok Sabha constituency Vidisha, who started crying emotionally and hugged him. Applied it. Implemented it. ,
Mr Chouhan, who had resigned as chief minister last week, was also seen getting emotional and crying as women surrounded him when he visited a famous Hanuman temple in Vidisha, about 55 km from here. Praised him. Raised slogans. Thursday.

Women and girls hugged him calling him brother and uncle. They said they want him back (as chief minister).

The former CM could not control his tears and assured them that he was not leaving Madhya Pradesh.

In the assembly elections held on November 17, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) registered a landslide victory by winning 163 out of the total 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh. After this, the saffron party elected Mohan Yadav, a three-time MLA from the temple city of Ujjain, as the new Chief Minister of the state.

Mr Chouhan, who dominated Madhya Pradesh politics for nearly two decades, resigned as chief minister on December 11 after Yadav was chosen as his successor, marking the end of an era.

Shri Chauhan himself won this year’s assembly elections from Budhni in Sehore district by a record margin of more than one lakh votes.

Even though there were talks of an anti-incumbency wave, 64-year-old Chief Minister Chouhan tried to turn the situation in favor of the BJP in Madhya Pradesh by launching game-changer schemes like ‘Laadli Behna’. But his party had refrained from projecting him as the CM face in the assembly elections.

Mr Chouhan had launched the Laadli Behna scheme in March this year, which provides monthly financial assistance of Rs 1,250 to eligible women, and had promised to gradually increase the amount to Rs 3,000 later. Out of 2.72 crore women voters in the state, 1.31 crore women were included in this scheme.

On March 17 last year, Shri Chouhan had achieved the distinction of being the Chief Minister of BJP for the longest period. He broke the record which was in the name of former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh.

During his nearly 18-year-long tenure as Chief Minister, barring 15 months of Congress rule (December 2018-March 2020), Chouhan transformed himself from a shy, simple and weak politician into an astute leader with wide mass appeal. . ,

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Mr Chouhan pioneered welfare schemes in Madhya Pradesh, which was once considered one of the ‘Bimaru’ (backward) states. His populist programs like ‘Ladli Lakshmi Yojana’, ‘Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana’, ‘Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojana’, bicycle scheme for school children etc. were emulated by some other states.

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