Chouhan who has already won twice from Budhni seat, was accompanied by his two sons, Sehore district BJP President, Rajkumar Bhati at the time of filing the nomination.
The last date for filing nominations is November 8.
He will later leave for Jabalpur to attend the last rites of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker, Ishwar Das Rohani who passed away earlier in the day following a heart attack.
November 1 was the first day of filing of nominations for the elections. The last date for filing nominations is November 8 and withdrawals would be allowed till November 11.