BJP’s veteran leader and four-time Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been assigned the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Panchayati Raj portfolios Shivraj Singh Chouhan took the oath as a Union Cabinet Minister on Sunday. He was one of the first five ministers sworn in after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s oath.

Chouhan was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and fondly called ‘Mama’ and ‘Bhaiyya’ by the people. He rose to prominence after starting his political journey as a student leader in the 1970s and 80s.

Throughout Chauhan’s tenure as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, many welfare programs such as Ladli Laxmi, Kanyadaan Yojana, Sambal Yojana, Ladli Behna Yojana, and Gaon ki Beti, were quite popular among people. These programs also contributed to establishing a populist perception among the populace of Madhya Pradesh and also played a crucial role in the BJP’s victories in the state in 2008, 2013, and 2023, earning widespread praise, particularly from women.

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