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Shivraj Singh Chouhan wins MP floor test; House adjourned till March 27

MSN 2020-03-24 06:54:00

The BJP won a floor test in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Tuesday, a day after Shivraj Singh Chouhan took oath as Chief Minister in a small ceremony at Raj Bhavan. None of the Congress MLAs were present in the House for the vote. Following the floor test, the House was adjourned till March 27.

Chouhan was elected BJP Legislature Party leader and sworn in as Chief Minister by Governor Tandon for a record fourth term on Monday night. He has already served as CM of the state for three terms — between 2005 and 2018.

After taking oath alone, Chouhan said the coronavirus pandemic needed urgent attention. "We gave good governance for 15 years. We will give better governance and try to make amends for mistakes that we may have committed in the past," he said.

Chouhan's first test will be the Assembly bypolls to the 24 seats, the results of which will decide whether the new government survives.

When the session resumes, the state budget for the financial year 2020-21 will be tabled and passed.

Meanwhile, Speaker N P Prajapati resigned from his post last night after Governor Lalji Tandon advised him to step down. In his resignation letter submitted to Deputy Speaker Hina Kavre, Prajapati said he was resigning on moral grounds.

The floor test this morning was conducted by senior BJP MLA Jagdish Devda.