BJP set to unveil Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister in Bhopal meeting

Madhya Pradesh new CM: Central observers Manohar Lal Khattar, Dr K Laxman, and Asha Lakra from the BJP are set to visit Madhya Pradesh to preside over the legislative party meeting.

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Madhya Pradesh new CM: Amidst heightened anticipation over the Chief Ministerial candidate in Madhya Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has scheduled a legislature party meeting in the state capital, Bhopal, on Monday. Speculations are rife that the party will announce the new Chief Minister on the same day.

Central Observers to Oversee the Decision

Central observers Manohar Lal Khattar, Dr K Laxman, and Asha Lakra from the BJP are set to visit Madhya Pradesh to preside over the legislative party meeting, according to sources. The meeting, supervised by the three central observers, is slated to take place at the state BJP office around 4 pm.

Historical Context of Central Observers

The last time central observers were appointed in Madhya Pradesh was in 2005 when Babu Lal Gaur relinquished the Chief Minister post. Subsequently, Shivraj Singh Chouhan assumed office in November 2005. Central observers were also appointed in 2004 when Uma Bharti stepped down, paving the way for Babu Lal Gaur to become the Chief Minister.

Recent Political Shifts in Madhya Pradesh

In the 2018 assembly polls, the Congress, led by Kamal Nath, returned to power. However, a political upheaval occurred in 2020 when Jyotiraditya Scindia and 22 loyalist MLAs switched to the BJP camp. The Congress government fell, and Shivraj Singh Chouhan returned as the Chief Minister.

BJP's Resounding Victory in 2023

In the recently concluded polls for the 230 assembly seats on November 17, the BJP secured a thumping victory, winning 163 seats. The Congress trailed behind with 66 seats. The BJP's dominance, after nearly two decades of incumbency, has fuelled speculation about the party introducing a new Chief Ministerial face in the state.

The formal announcement is expected during the legislature party meeting in Bhopal, marking a significant development in Madhya Pradesh's political landscape.