After the resignation of former chief minister Kamal Nath, efforts are on to form a new government in Madhya Pradesh. Sources said that the next government is likely to assume office by 25 March.
The BJP legislative party meeting which was scheduled to be held on Saturday (21 March) has been postponed and this will now be held on Monday (23 March) due to coronavirus. The BJP will stake claim to form the next government just after the formal meeting of the legislative party.
Central observers Dharmendra Pradhan and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe are likely to go to Bhopal for the BJP legislature party meeting. Sources have said that dinner to be held at the residence of former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday (19 March) night was also canceled due to coronavirus.
Sources have claimed that the new government can take charge on the first day of Navratri which is beginning from 25 March.
Many names are doing the rounds for the post of next Chief Minister. However, Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar are believed to be front runners.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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