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Jyotiraditya Scindia, Shivraj Chouhan among five ministers from Madhya Pradesh in Modi Cabinet 3.0

Shivraj Chouhan became the Union cabinet minister for the first time in his more than three-decade-long political career. In the run-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, Chief Minister Mohan Yadav and Chouhan campaigned extensively for BJP in Madhya Pradesh, where the party won all 29 Lok Sabha seats.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu Bhopal Updated on: June 10, 2024 0:02 IST
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Image Source : PTI (FILE) Scindia among five ministers from Madhya Pradesh in Modi Cabinet 3.0.

The number of ministers from Madhya Pradesh in the Narendra Modi government that was sworn in today (June 9) remained the same as in the previous term at five. While Narendra Singh Tomar, Prahlad Patel, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Virendra Kumar and Jyotiraditya Scindia were ministers at the Centre in the previous government, the third term of the Modi government saw Scindia and Virendra Kumar being retained, while stalwart and MP's longest-serving chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Dhar MP Savitri Thakur and Betul MP Durga Das Uikey were inducted.

Tomar and Patel were fielded in the 2023 assembly elections and subsequently made Speaker and minister in the Madhya Pradesh government, while Kulaste, who was minister at the Centre four times, was not included this time.

Chouhan's induction into the cabinet saw celebrations by BJP workers in front of his residence in Bhopal.

"The country is so happy that Narendra Modi has become PM for the third time. The country will benefit immensely from the experience of Chouhan," Anil Agrawal Lily told media.

BJP workers led by BJP MLA Mukesh Tandon also celebrated Chouhan's appointment as union minister. Celebrations were also held by kin and supporters of Savitri Thakur. State BJP chief VD Sharma thanked PM Modi for inducting five MPs from Madhya Pradesh in his government.

Shivraj Chouhan sworn in for first time as Union minister in PM Modi's 3.0 Cabinet

BJP's veteran leader and four-time Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was on Sunday sworn in as a minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Union Cabinet. The 65-year-old BJP leader was administered oath by President Droupadi Murmu at the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Narendra Modi took oath as Prime Minister for the third consecutive time. Chouhan became the Union cabinet minister for the first time in his more than three-decade-long political career. In the run-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, Chief Minister Mohan Yadav and Chouhan campaigned extensively for the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, where the party won all 29 Lok Sabha seats, Chouhan won the Vidisha seat by a record margin of 8,21,408 votes in the general elections 2024 on Tuesday, according to the Election Commission of India.

The BJP leader received a massive mandate of 11,16,460 votes, while Congress's Pratap Bhanu Sharma stood at second place and managed to get 2,95,052 votes.Chouhan was born on March 5, 1959, in Jait village, Sehore to Prem Singh Chouhan and Sundar Bai Chouhan. He has a long association with the RSS and the student wings of the BJP.

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