Shivraj Singh Chouhan loses cool during election campaign, slaps man

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A video of Madhya Pradesh Chief Shivraj Singh Chouhan slapping a man has now gone viral on social media platforms. Chouhan, who’s known for his calm and composed response even when faced with extreme provocations, lost his cool during the election campaign for civic body polls.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan
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In the video, Chouhan is seen slapping a man who was walking with him. The reason for Singh’s anger is not yet known, reported News Nation. The reportedly incident took place in Dhar district. Chouhan’s victim has been identified as the chief minister’s security personnel, reported News18.

The incident, according to sources close to the CM, is a result of his frustration following negative feedback during the election campaign.

19 urban local bodies spread over five districts- Dhar, Barwani, Khandwa, Guna and Anuppur- and 51 Panchayats, are scheduled to go to polls on 17 January. The counting will take place on 20 January. The BJP has already termed these elections as the semi-final before the assembly polls later this year.

Dhar was in news recently after a BJP candidate was greeted with garland of shoes in Dhamnod as he embarked on a campaign trail for civic body polls.

Chouhan had faced social media roasting after he said in the US that roads in Madhya Pradesh were far better than those in America.

“When I got down at the Washington Airport and travelled on the road (on way to the city), I felt the roads in Madhya Pradesh are better than the United States…I am saying this not just for the sake of saying,” he was quoted by PTI.

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