New Delhi: Soon after BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan took oath as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for the fourth term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him and expressed confidence that Chouhan will take the state on the path of development. Also Read - Political Crisis in Madhya Pradesh Ends as Shivraj Singh Chouhan Returns as CM For Fourth Term

“Congratulations to Shri @ChouhanShivraj Ji on taking oath as CM of Madhya Pradesh. He is an able and experienced administrator who is extremely passionate about MP’s development. Best wishes to him for taking the state to new heights of progress,” PM Modi said. Also Read - Shivraj Singh Chouhan Likely to Take Oath as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister at 7 PM Today

On Monday evening, Shivraj Singh Chouhan returned as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for the fourth term, over 15 months after his government was voted out of power.

At Raj Bhawan, the 61-year-old BJP leader was sworn in by Governor Lalji Tandon. Ahead of oath-taking, Chouhan was elected leader of the state BJP legislative party.

Because of coronavirus, no BJP leader from Delhi went to Bhopal for the party meeting, though the party’s central observers Arun Singh and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe participated through video conferencing.

Popularly known as ‘Mamaji’, Chouhan was sworn in chief minister of Madhya Pradesh thrice earlier – in 2005, after Uma Bharti stepped down over a riots case, and for later two full terms in 2008 and 2013.