The loss in recent Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections has not deterred former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has been throwing up pleasant surprises since his resignation. While his unexpected ‘sportsmanship’ at Kamal Nath‘s swearing-in caught camera’s attention, the ‘new Bollywood-inspired Chouhan’ is now set to win over voters ahead of 2019.
After a poll debacle in Madhya Pradesh, former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has warned the Congress party for jumping the boats and has said that he is still in the game.
Taking a cue from Salman Khan starrer Bollywood movie Tiger Zinda Hai, former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged the people of Madhya Pradesh to not worry on what will happen, “Tiger abhi zinda hai (Tiger is still alive),” he said.
While he visited his constituency, Budhni, on Wednesday, with full gratitude the BJP leader told the gathering that, “No one needs to worry that what will happen to them. I am still here. Tiger abhi zinda hai.”
Mr Chouhan, who is known for his witty remarks, at many occasions has used rhyming one-liners, and innuendoes to target his political rivals.
During the poll campaigning, the Madhya Pradesh’s former chief minister had again taken the help of a Bollywood song to target Congress president Rahul Gandhi, wherein he meant that he was from the state of MP but Gandhi was an outsider. Shivraj had said, “Tum to thehre pardesi saath kya nibhaoge.”
In the recent assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh, the Congress party raced ahed of the BJP in a tight contest wherein, they received 114 seats and the BJP was stuck at 109. As the majority mark was 116, it was the Mayawati’s BSP and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party which extended unconditional support to the Congress to form the government. The BSP had received 2 and the SP had 1 seat with independents getting 4.
But it was the towering figure of Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his identity of a farmer’s son, which led the BJP to 109 seats otherwise it could have been a complete rout like that of Chhattisgarh.