Who is Mohan Yadav?

Mohan Yadav

Who is Mohan Yadav?
Who is Mohan Yadav?
Mohan Yadav is the name that has surprised many people after the BJP high command decided to make him the next chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. After winning a landslide victory in the state by 166 seats, there were many names in the CM race, including the former CM Shivraj Singh. No political guru had even wondered if Mohan Yadav could be the next CM of Madhya Pradesh. But as always, PM Narendra Modi surprised everyone with his unexpected decisions.?
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Who is Mohan Yadav?
Mohan Yadav was born on March 25, 1965, in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. His father's name is Poonamchand Yadav. Later, he married Seema Yadav, and the couple had three children - one boy and two daughters.
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He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree from Ujjain University, but his learning passion didn't stop there. He continued his education and completed an LLB, Master of Arts (MA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the same University.
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Mohan Yadav Political Career
Yadav's political career began during college time when he joined ABVP. Soon after joining ABVP, he became the co-secretary of the student union at Madhav Science College and, thereafter, the president in 1984. In the same year, he also got the charge of city minister of the ABVP in Ujjain and this led him to the position of department head.
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In 1988, he became the co-minister of the ABVP unit of Madhya Pradesh and a national executive member. In 1988-90, he became the minister of the unit, and national minister in 1991-1992. In 1993-95, Mohan became the co-area in charge of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Ujjain City. Then, in 1997, he became a member of the BJP Yuva Morcha's? Madhya Pradesh Working Committee.
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He was a member of the advisory committee of the board of Western Railway in 1998. Then, he became in-charge of the BJP Yuva Morcha’s Ujjain division in the next year. During 2000-2003, he worked as a member of the working council of Vikram University based in Ujjain.?
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He became the Ujjain's district general secretary of the BJP during 2000-2003, and in 2004, he was a member of BJP's Madhya Pradesh working committee. He also became a member of the central committee of Singhstan, Madhya Pradesh, in the same year. During the period from 2004 to 2010, Yadav was the chairman of the Ujjain Development Authority (with the rank of state minister).
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He was also elected as district president of Bharat Scouts and Guides in 2008. In 2011-13, he also served as the chairman of the MP State Tourism Development Corporation.? From 2013 to 2016, Yadav was the co-convener of BJP's Akhil Bharatiya Sanskritik Prakoshth.
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Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
Mohan Yadav is a member of the MP Legislative Assembly from Ujjain Dakshin constituency. He was elected as MLA in 2013 for the first time from the same seat and won the election again in 2018 and then in 2023. He also served as the cabinet minister in Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government.
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After winning the 2023 election with a margin of over 13000, the BJP high command decided to make him the next chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, this decision has surprised everyone.
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On December 11, 2023, BJP announced that Mohan Yadav was going to be the 19th CM of Madhya Pradesh. Rajendra Shukla and Jagdish Devda will serve as Deputy CMs. The announcement came after the Legislative member meeting. The legislative meeting was held under the central observers. In a surprising turn, the party named Mohan Yadav as the next MP Chief Minister.
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Mohan Yadav took oath as the 19th Chief Minister of the state on December 12, 2023, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, outgoing CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and several other dignitaries.
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Controversies
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  • Ujjain Simhastha land usage
When the Ujjain Master Plan 2035 development project began in July this year, 185 acres of land out of a total of 872 acres of land reserved for Ujjain Simhastha (Kumbh Mela) was changed from agricultural land to residential land and freed. The 27 acres of land are in the name of Mohan Yadav, his real estate firm, his wife Seema Yadav and his sisters Leela Bai and Kalawati, the BJP councillor of Ujjain Municipal Corporation. Some of the portion of the land is also under the name of his household servants. The land was sought after for real estate due to the construction of a nearby bypass road the remaining freed portion of and is under the name of BJP state minister, Vibhash Upadhyay, his family members and some other builders, who are connected to the party. Mohan Yadav has control over his portion of land through 8 divisions, and his firm has already started developing private colonies on the land.
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It is alleged Mohan Yadav has done this under the guise of Master Plan 2035 and grabbed the land which was demanded by the poor families whose houses were situated on the land reserved for the Simhastha.
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When journalists asked questions related to the Simhastha administrator, he refused to comment on the project. Congress Councillor Ravi Rai and leader Vivek Yadav have complained that there were houses of poor people situated on the land which was reserved for Simhastha, which should have been freed, but instead, a separate land was freed for the minister, his relatives and others. It is expected that Simhastha will see 10 to 13 crore attendees, for which more land is required.
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  • Called Goddess Sita a divorcee
In 2022, Mohan Yadav was surrounded by controversy when he compared Goddess Sita with that of a divorcee. He said, "Sita mata had so much respect for her husband that she forgot the hardships and prayed for Lord Rama's life. In today's era, this life is like life after divorce".
  • Used inappropriate words during by-election
During a by-election in 2020, he faced a one-day ban on election campaigning because of using inappropriate language.?
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Mohan Yadav Awards
Mohan Yadav was awarded by the President of India in 2011-12 and 2012-13 for promoting tourism in the state.?
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Mohan Yadav Net Worth
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Mohan Yadav net worth is over Rs 42 crore, and his total liabilities are above Rs 8 crore.
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As per the Deccan Herald report, Mohan Yadav's annual income is Rs 31,27,319, which also includes his wife's income.?
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Latest Updates on Mohan Yadav

Need to use minimum resources for environment-friendly lifestyle: MP CM

1 min read Last Updated :Feb 21 2024 | 9:07 AM IST
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MP CM Mohan Yadav gives instructions for ensuring cow protection in state

2 min read Last Updated :Feb 19 2024 | 2:54 PM IST
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Harda fire: 11 killed, 60 injured; MP city engulfed in smoke. Top updates

2 min read Last Updated :Feb 06 2024 | 5:03 PM IST
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Bharat Ratna for Advani: His guidance resolved Ram Temple issue, says MP CM

1 min read Last Updated :Feb 03 2024 | 2:56 PM IST
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Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan chief ministers meet Home minister Amit Shah

1 min read Last Updated :Jan 28 2024 | 8:12 PM IST
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Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan CMs hold talks on Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project

3 min read Last Updated :Jan 28 2024 | 6:42 PM IST
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IIT Indore's Ujjain satellite campus approved by govt: MP CM Mohan Yadav

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 26 2024 | 8:53 AM IST
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Places linked with Lord Ram in MP to be developed as tourist spots: CM

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 23 2024 | 9:09 AM IST
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'Pran Pratishtha' of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya like Diwali for all: MP CM

3 min read Last Updated :Jan 21 2024 | 6:28 AM IST
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Ram temple consecration is step towards 'Akhand Bharat': MP CM Yadav

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 20 2024 | 2:22 PM IST
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Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra guarantees facilities to needy: MP CM Yadav

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 17 2024 | 8:22 AM IST
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Madhya Pradesh govt in talks with Amul for selling the surplus milk

1 min read Last Updated :Jan 15 2024 | 10:48 PM IST
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CM Yadav orders action against children's homes operating illegally in MP

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 07 2024 | 8:58 AM IST
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Making efforts to shift everybody to shelter homes, says MP CM Mohan Yadav

1 min read Last Updated :Jan 07 2024 | 7:55 AM IST
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More than 1500 people perform tabla in Gwalior, set Guinness World Record

2 min read Last Updated :Dec 26 2023 | 8:06 AM IST
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Madhya Pradesh cabinet expansion today, oath taking at 3.30 pm: CM Yadav

2 min read Last Updated :Dec 25 2023 | 11:38 AM IST
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LIVE: Institutions we are setting up will give us new direction, says PM

2 min read Last Updated :Dec 25 2023 | 9:57 PM IST
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Ensure people staying in night shelters do not face problems: MP CM Yadav

1 min read Last Updated :Dec 21 2023 | 7:01 AM IST
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Centre's guidelines on new Covid-19 variant implemented in MP: CM Yadav

2 min read Last Updated :Dec 19 2023 | 9:58 AM IST
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Mayawati slams BJP-led MP govt for banning sale of meat, fish in open

2 min read Last Updated :Dec 15 2023 | 6:41 PM IST
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