Mohan Yadav is a three-time MLA
Mohan Yadav, a minister in the previous Shivraj Chouhan government, has been given the Madhya Pradesh charge by the BJP, ending days of suspense in the big heartland state.
Here are the five points on the new chief minister:
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The appointment of the 58-year-old leader is being widely seen as the end of the political road (at least in Madhya Pradesh) for his predecessor, Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
With this, the BJP has reposed its faith in OBC leaders for the fourth time since 2003 when Uma Bharti was made the chief minister. After Uma Bharti, Madhya Pradesh saw two more OBC Chief Ministers from the BJP - Babulal Gaur and Shivraj Chouhan.
The incoming chief minister's political career began with his first election as an MLA in 2013. He was re-elected in the subsequent 2018 elections.
The MLA's third win came in the just concluded Madhya Pradesh polls. Mohan Yadav successfully defended his seat in the Ujjain South constituency, winning by a margin of 12,941 votes against Congress candidate Chetan Premnarayan Yadav.
Mr Yadav's influence within the state's political landscape was cemented when he was appointed a minister in Shivraj Chouhan's 2020 government that was formed soon after Jyotiraditya Scindia pulled a switcheroo, bringing down the Kamal Nath government.