Airborne chief minister of MP
Posted February 28, 2011on:
When Shivraj Singh Chauhan became chief minister of Madhya Pradesh in November 2005, he was proud to call himself as ‘pag pag wala bhaiya’ (the brother who believes on travelling by foot). He was really fond of walking. But that is history now. His latest obsession is flying.
According to the figures given in the current budget session of the Assembly, Chauhan spends an average of Rs 80,000 every day on air journey. A total amount of Rs 15, 66, 85,999 was spent on Chauhan’s air journeys during the five years of his tenure (from December 2, 2005 to February 1, 2011). This includes expenditure on the State’s own plane and helicopters as well as on planes and helicopters hired from private operators.
His wife Sadhna Singh Chauhan, on the other hand, appears to be more fascinated by the warehouse. She had one in her name in 2010, according to the property details tabled in the Assembly by the chief minister last year. Chauhan’s property details tabled this year show that his wife has added one more warehouse to her assets during the year.
Both the warehouses are situated on their agricultural land at village Bains in Vidisha district. Chauhan had represented Vidisha constituency in Lok Sabha from 1991 to 2006 when he resigned from Lok Sabha to enter the Assembly.