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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan passes floor test

PTI Bhopal | Updated on March 24, 2020

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon administers oath to Shivraj Singh Chouhan as new the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh at Raj Bhawan, in Bhopal, on March 23, 2020.   -  PTI

Opposition MLAs absent

A day after assuming office, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan passed the floor test in the state Assembly on Tuesday by voice vote. No member of the opposition Congress was present in the House.

As the special session of the state Assembly began, Chouhan moved a one-line proposal to seek trust of the House, which was endorsed by members through the voice vote. Senior BJP MLA Jagdish Devda, one of the members of the speaker’s panel, was on the chair of Speaker.

After Chouhan passed the floor test, the House was adjourned till March 27.

 

In the morning, the BJP issued whip to its MLAs to support the trust vote. Earlier, Kamal Nath resigned as chief minister of the state last week after his government lost majority following the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs. Chouhan, 61, is back as Madhya Pradesh chief minister for a record fourth term.

Published on March 24, 2020

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