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Jagdish Devda and Rajendra Shukla to be new Deputy CMs of Madhya Pradesh

Mohan Yadav, an MLA from Ujjain Dakshin, will replace Shivraj Singh Chouhan as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Meanwhile, Jagdish Devda and Rajendra Shukla will be the new Deputy Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh.

Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal @JaiswalArushi New Delhi Updated on: December 11, 2023 23:56 IST
Rajendra Shukla, Jagdish Devda
Image Source : X BJP leaders Rajendra Shukla (L) and Jagdish Devda (R)

Madhya Pradesh new Deputy CMs: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced Jagdish Devda and Rajendra Shukla as the new Deputy Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh. The decision was taken in the legislative party meeting conducted in Bhopal today in the presence of the central observers -- Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, OBC Morcha head K Laxman and secretary Asha Lakra.

In the 2023 Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections, Jagdish Devda won the Malhargarh constituency by 59,024 votes. He defeated Independent candidate Shyamlal Jokchand. Before the 2023 polls, Jagdish Devda won three consecutive elections from the Malhargarh constituency in 2008, 2013 and 2018. Jagdish Devda represented the Suwasara constituency in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly in 1990, 1993 and 2003.

While Rajendra Shukla won his first Assembly election in 2003 from Rewa by defeating Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Lekhan Singh Patel with a margin of 56,208 votes. 

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Meanwhile, BJP leader Mohan Yadav has been picked as the next Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Yadav will replace Shivraj Singh Chouhan as the Chief Minister of state. 

Yadav became an MLA for the first time in 2013 from the Ujjain Dakshin seat. In the 2018 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections, he was once again elected and became MLA from the Ujjain Dakshin seat.

Mohan Yadav won the Ujjain South constituency by a margin of 12,941 votes as he bagged 95,699 votes and beat Congress’ Chetan Premnarayan Yadav. He became an MLA for the first time in 2013 from the Ujjain South seat and was re-elected to the Assembly in 2018. He once again won the election this time in 2023.

Also Read: Mohan Yadav to replace Shivraj Singh Chouhan as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister

Also Read: Who is Mohan Yadav? Know all about Madhya Pradesh's next Chief Minister

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