Meet Dr Mohan Yadav - BJP's pick as Madhya Pradesh's Chief Minister-elect
Dr Mohan Yadav is a member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the Ujjain Dakshin constituency in the Ujjain district.
Days after registering a landslide victory in Madhya Pradesh, bucking an anti-incumbency of close to two decades, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced Dr Mohan Yadav as the next chief minister of the state.
Dr Mohan Yadav is a member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the Ujjain Dakshin constituency in the Ujjain district. He was Cabinet minister in the Madhya Pradesh Government headed by Shivraj Singh Chouhan. He took the oath as Cabinet minister on July 2, 2020.
Yadav became MLA for the first time in 2013 from Ujjain Dakshin's seat. In the 2018 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections, he was once again elected and became MLA from the Ujjain Dakshin seat.
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“This victory of more than 13 thousand votes is dedicated with full humility to every person in my area, every dear sister, every godlike worker of BJP and the organization of BJP. Thank you, thank you, gratitude to everyone for your immense affection, immense love and blessings," Yadav had tweeted after winning the Assembly election.
13 हजार से अधिक वोट की ये जीत पूरी विनम्रता के साथ मेरे क्षेत्र के हर व्यक्ति को, हर लाड़ली बहना को, भाजपा के हर देवतुल्य कार्यकर्ता को और भाजपा के संगठन को समर्पित है।
असीम स्नेह, अपार प्रेम और आशीर्वाद देने के लिए सभी का शुक्रिया, धन्यवाद, आभार।
डॉ मोहन यादव… pic.twitter.com/Yeyiea2QTW
— Dr Mohan Yadav (@DrMohanYadav51) December 3, 2023
Earlier on Sunday, the BJP cruised to a two-thirds majority in Madhya Pradesh assembly, winning as many as 163 of the 230 seats in the House, leaving the Congress a distant second at 66.
Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan, who led the saffron party's emphatic victory, won from his Budhni constituency, defeating Congress rival and TV actor Vikram Mastal Sharma by 1,04,974 votes.
Many party leaders attributed the electoral success to PM Narendra Modi, who addressed as many as 14 poll rallies in the state.
Polling in the single-phase elections on November 17 saw an impressive turnout of 77.82 per cent, surpassing the 2018 voting percentage of 75.63 per cent. The state electorate voted for 2,533 candidates in 230 constituencies. There were 5.59 lakh eligible voters.
In the outgoing assembly, the BJP has 127 members and the Congress has 96. There are 4 independents, while the BSP has two and the Samajwadi Party has one member.
In 2013, the BJP won 165 seats and the Congress 58. In those polls, the BJP garnered 44.88 per cent votes while the Congress polled 36.38 per cent votes. In 2018, the Congress emerged victorious in 114 seats with a 40.89 per cent vote share while the BJP registered a win in 109 seats with 41.02 per cent votes.
With PTI Inputs
06:00 PM IST