Bhopal: In view of the by-elections in three assembly seats of Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan started the Jan Darshan Yatra on Sunday. The yatra started from Raigaon assembly constituency of Satna district. Raigon seat has been vacated by the death of veteran BJP MLA Jugal Kishore Bagri. The CM will visit Prithvipur assembly constituency of Bundelkhand region and later Jobat constituency of Alirajpur district on Monday.
Seats in both Jobat and Prithvipur fell vacant due to the death of sitting Congress MLAs from COVID-19 complications. On the first day of Jandarshan Yatra, the Chief Minister visited 10 villages starting from Shivrajpur till Narayanpur.
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During the 23 kilometer journey, he held small meetings and interacted with the public. He made several promises including providing water to Raigaon through Bargi canal by 2023. He also announced the construction of power substations and new roads. In addition, the CM announced the construction of a building worth Rs 18 crore for a school in Shivrajpur village.
He dedicated development works worth Rs 44 crore to the people of Singhpur village. Stating that the announcement of the upper caste commission has already been made in the state, the CM said that the chairman of the commission would be decided soon. Importantly, a few months before the 2018 assembly elections in MP, Satna district witnessed major protests by people from the general category against the amendment to the SC/ST Atrocities Act.