Shivraj Dubs New Home ‘Mama Ka Ghar’
BHOPAL, (IANS) – Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who according to political observers, has his own ways of staying in the limelight, has installed a new nameplate at his new bungalow that reads ‘Mama Ka Ghar’.
The former CM is widely referred to as ‘Mama’ (maternal uncle) by people.
Chouhan first earned the title of ‘Mama’ through his ‘Ladli Laxmi Yojana’ that he introduced during his tenure as CM in 2007.
The scheme, which provides financial support to the newly born girl child, earned him the tag ‘mama’ and the scheme was followed in some other states too.
“The address has changed, but Mama’s house is still Mama’s house. I will remain connected to you like a brother and uncle. The doors of my house will always be open for you,” Chouhan said after a nameplate reading ‘Mama Ka Ghar’ was fixed at his new residence on January 3.
Chouhan vacated the CM House, for his successor and new Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav.
A political observer said that naming his new residence as ‘Mama Ka Ghar’, the 65-year-old BJP MLA from Budhni tried to send a message that even after stepping down from the state’s top post, “it is clear that Chouhan rules the hearts of lakhs of people as a brother and uncle”.