On Monday, Kartikey Singh Chouhan, elder of the two sons of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, addressed a Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP) election meeting in Kolaras assembly constituency. Kartikey, in his early 20s and a law graduate, has addressed public meetings earlier, but this was his first outside Budhni, the assembly constituency of his father. Kolaras in Shivpuri district is slated for a bypoll. Madhya Pradesh assembly polls are scheduled at the end of the year, and a win in the bypoll is crucial for the ruling BJP
as well as opposition Congress.
Kartikey addressing a public meeting has yet again fuelled speculation about his impending entry into politics.
However, he won't be the first son of a politician to enter MP politics.
Sons of Ravi Shankar
Shukla, Arjun Singh, Madhavrao Scindia and Digvijaya Singh
have all followed their fathers into politics
in the state.