The three-term Chief Minister of one of the largest state in the country Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is making determined efforts to continue for the consecute fourth-term, first time in the history of this central states, has no car, though his wife has a model 2000 Ambassador. But he is having a revolver.
In an affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers yesterday, for the November 28 Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, Chouhan, who is contesting from his traditional Budhni seat in Sehore district, also disclosed he and his wife Sadhna Singh have movable and immovable assets worth Rs 6.35 crore.
Besides some agricultural and non-agricultural land, Chouhan owns four greenhouses worth Rs 68 lakh, while his wife owns two warehouses constructed at the cost of Rs 72 lakh and three greenhouses worth Rs 22 lakh. She also has invested Rs 52 lakh in a firm named Sundar Dairy.
To over come anti-incumbancy, the BJP has dropped 39 MLAs and six ministers in the two lists of candidates that have been declared so far. Having declared candidates for 193 of the 230 assembly seats, the party, however, faces unrest in its ranks with two senior leaders declaring their intention of contesting the polls as rebel candidates.
Supporters of many of the dropped MLAs have been staging protests in districts, such as Tikamgarh, Sehore and Guna, and the state BJP headquarters in Bhopal.