In a surprising move, Ujjain-Dakshin MLA Dr. Mohan Yadav has been chosen as the 19th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced his appointment on December 11th, following a meeting of the party’s legislature.
Yadav, a three-term MLA and former higher education minister, is a member of the Other Backward Class (OBC) community. His appointment is seen as a strategic move by the BJP to consolidate its support among OBC voters, who form a significant portion of the state’s population.
Yadav’s government will also have two deputy chief ministers: Malhargarh MLA Jagdish Devda, a Dalit, and Rewa MLA Rajendra Shukla, a Brahmin. This selection aims to represent the state’s diverse population and address concerns of various communities.
Mohan Yadav is expected to be sworn in soon, replacing the long-serving Shivraj Singh Chouhan who held the position for most of the past 20 years. The BJP’s decision to choose a new leader signals its commitment to change and its desire to address the aspirations of the people of Madhya Pradesh.