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BJP sweeps MP under Chouhan's leadership

india Updated: Dec 08, 2008 18:34 IST

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday returned to power for the second successive term decimating all charges of corruption against his government.

Chouhan's victory proved that people in the state voted for only one factor and that is development, which was the BJP's main poll plank in the Assembly polls held on November 27.

Born on March 6, 1959 at village Jait in Sehore district, Chouhan had won the Lok Sabha polls five times from Vidisha and was also elected as the member of the State Assembly twice.

The 49-year-old BJP leader began his electoral politics by winning Budhni assembly seat in 1990, but quit the seat on November 23, 1991 to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Vidisha seat.

Since then he represented Vidisha where he was popularly known as 'Panv-panv wale Bhaiya' (one who always toured the constituency on foot) till he was elected the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh.

Chouhan elected as MP from Vidisha in the year 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004.

After becoming chief minister of the state on November 29, 2005 Chouhan entered the state assembly again from Budhni seat on May 6, 2006.