Shivraj Singh Chouhan takes oath as MP CM for 3rd term

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Bhopal, Dec 14: BJP's Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday took oath as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for the third consecutive term. His party witnessed a massive win the recently held polls in the state where it won 165 out of 230 seats. The Congress won just 57 seats. In 2008, the BJP had won 143 seats against the Congress's 71.

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj had formally declared Chouhan as the chief of the party's legislature wing after taking into consideration the views of all the winning MLAs.

Election held in Churu in Rajasthan

On Friday, election was held peacefully in Churu assembly seat in Rajasthan. Election in this seat was postponed after the death of Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Jagdish Meghwal. The rest of the 199 seats in Rajasthan assembly went to the polls on December 1. Nine candidates contested the election from Churu, including sitting Congress MLA Hazi Maqbool. The BJP fielded Rajendra Singh Rathore from the seat. Poll officials said 78.55 per cent voters' turnout was registered in the Churu assembly poll.

The election in the Churu seat in Rajasthan was held on Friday

The BJP swept Rajasthan, winning 162 of the 199 seats that went to the polls while the Congress was decimated. Vasundhara Raje was sworn in as the chief minister of the state for the second time on December 13.

On December 11, Raje addressed a rally in Churu to canvass support for Rathore, one of her trusted party leaders and also a former state minister.

The result of the Churu poll will be declared on December 16.

Chouhan becomes CM for third consecutive term

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after being elected as the Leader of BJP Legislative Party, in Bhopal on Friday, December 14, 2013.

Chouhan becomes CM for third consecutive term

MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during teh swearing-in of Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje in Jaipur on Friday, December 14, 2013.

In Raipur

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh and his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chouhan wave at the crowd during the former's swearing-in ceremony in Raipur on Thursday, December 12, 2013.

Seeking blessing of his political guru

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeks blessing from his political guru and former CM Sunderlal Patwa after he was elected as the Leader of BJP Legislative Party, in Bhopal on Friday, December 13, 2013.

In Raipur

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Rajasthan BJP president Vasundhara Raje, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, senior BJP Leader Venkaiah Naidu, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Harsh Vardhan and others during Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh's swearing-in ceremony, in Raipur on Thursday, December 12, 2013.

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(With PTI inputs)

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