MP: After the oath, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan thanks Jyotiraditya Scindia, 22 MLA rebels | Bhopal News
However, neither during the BJP MLA meeting nor after the oath ceremony, Chouhan in his address mentioned the names of Scindia and 22 rebel MLAs. Interestingly, it was after Scindia congratulated Chouhan on taking the oath to the Prime Minister’s office, Chouhan thanked him and the 22 MLA rebels in a social media post.
“I express my gratitude and thanks to all of those 22 former MLAs who resigned from membership and joined BJP. I make sure to demonstrate the best of their expectations. I would never break their trust,” Chouhan tweeted after taking office.
जिन 22 पूर्व विधायकों ने अपनी पार्टी की सदस्यता त्याग कर @ BJP4India की सदस्यता ग्रहण की है, मैं उन साथियों के प्रति… https://t.co/YaDeAHqbvB
– Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) 1584979347000
Earlier in his tweet, Scindia had posted: “Sincere congratulations to BJP on the formation of the government and Shivraj Singh Chouhan for taking over as chief minister for the fourth time. I will always stand by the government for the development and growth of the state. I am sure that under his capable leadership the state will achieve new dimensions of progress. ”
श्री @JM_Scindia जी, मैं आपका हॄदय से आभारी हूँ और आपका अभिनंदन करता हूँ। हम मध्यप्रदेश की प्रगति और विकास के लिए… https://t.co/u54hDOX3TN
– Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) 1584977212000
Sources revealed that Chouhan was the best and only option left for the national leadership to hand over responsibility for Madhya Pradesh during times of crisis, such as the coronavirus pandemic. He is also a capable politician and administrator with a record of three terms in government. He also knows the pettiness of the administration under the government of Congress.
Sources also revealed that it was the support of Scindia and its 22 MLAs after BJP managed to bring them to Bangaluru and Chouhan as part of the high-level strategists in the party. It is also believed that he encountered Scindia several times before the latter called Prime Minister Narendra Modi into full public view.
Chouhan also led the BJP petition in the Supreme Court against the Kamal Nath government’s refusal to take a floor test. By constantly interacting with the media, supporters and the MLA, Chouhan kept alive the impression that, when the opportunity arose, he would lead the government. Even after the Nath government fell when 22 MLA from Congress left the assembly and then joined the BJP, Chouhan was at the forefront of matters discussing and deciding the next step with top party leaders.