Outgoing-CM Chouhan uses Vajpayee's famous poem to express emotions
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tendered his resignation to Governor Anandiben Patel on Wednesday saying 'he was free' now. Chouhan, who was the CM since 2005, couldn't get BJP a victory in the central state. As opposed to Congress' 114 seats, BJP won 109 in the 230-seat strong assembly. The 59-year-old leader said he would not stake claim to the government.
Chouhan exits CM post after more than a decade
To express his emotions after the results, Chouhan turned to former Prime Minister and BJP founder Atal Bihari Vajpayee for inspiration. He quoted the famous poem of the poet-PM, "Na haar mein, na jeet mein, kinchit nahin bhaybhit main, kartavya path par jo bhi mile, yeh bhi sahi woh bhi sahi." He also took complete responsibility for the loss.
Ab main mukt hoon: Chouhan after resignation
Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Na haar mein, na jeet mein, kinchit nahin bhaybhit main, kartavya path par jo bhi mile, yeh bhi sahi woh bhi sahi https://t.co/8a1VR4T5wP— ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018
State won, now Congress has to decide next CM
The battle in MP was thrilling, to say the least, and Congress scooped the state from BJP, returning to power after sitting in opposition for 15 long years. There is immense speculation about who will be the next CM. The two candidates who are fighting for the crown are Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath, with the chances of the latter looking brighter.
Nath, Scindia will meet Anandiben Patel today
Nath's followers indulged in sloganeering just after few rounds of counting on Tuesday. The supporters said Nath was made the state President by national President Rahul Gandhi as he would be made CM too. Latest reports claim, Nath will be meeting governor Anandiben Patel today and will be accompanied by Scindia and former CM Digvijaya Singh. Notably, BSP has supported Congress.