The State cabinet meeting was held in Ujjain for the first time in the history of Madhya Pradesh
At a Madhya Pradesh cabinet meeting held in the temple town of Ujjain, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ceded his seat to Lord Mahakal’s portrait, an act some former bureaucrats said was “unprecedented” in the history of the State and could have been avoided.
A large portrait of Lord Mahakal was placed in the middle of the rectangular table; the place reserved for the Chief Minister whenever he holds a cabinet meeting.
Notably, the State cabinet meeting was held in Ujjain for the first time in the history of Madhya Pradesh.
At the cabinet meeting held on Tuesday, the Chief Minister and State chief secretary Iqbal S. Bains sat on the two corners of the rectangular table. The meeting was held in the building known as Samrat Vikramaditya Administrative Complex.
The State cabinet on Tuesday decided to name the newly-developed Mahakaleshwar Temple corridor “Mahakal Lok” in the meeting.
On October 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the ₹856-crore Mahakaleshwar Temple corridor development project in Ujjain, located around 200 km from the State capital Bhopal.