Taking potshots at Gandhi, the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister said Gandhi should be presented with the "world's biggest liar" award.
"Incidents of stone pelting have declined in Kashmir and terrorism has been controlled. This was possible because of the strong action against terrorism by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government," the BJP leader said at a press conference here.
The possible contest between Singh and Chouhan in the state capital is expected to be fierce
He also said that the people of MP have committed a 'mistake' by voting Congress to power in the state, which is why they must now ensure that the Modi government continues to remain in power at the Centre.
Party president Amit Shah made the appointments on the eve of the BJP's two-day national council meeting, which is expected to set the tone for the Lok Sabha poll campaign.
As the principal opposition party, the BJP will cooperate if the Congress government work for the welfare of people, but will oppose them otherwise, he said.
The three-time CM, who tendered his resignation to Governor Anandiben Patel earlier in the day, said the BJP will not stake claim to form government in the state.
Patel met a Congress delegation here at noon after the party leaders wrote to her last night, seeking a chance to form the new government in the central Indian state.
If he wins, Chouhan will have come to the aid of Modi for whom a win in Madhya Pradesh is a much-needed shot in the arm ahead of next year's Lok Sabha polls
Most issues harming the BJP in Madhya Pradesh pertain more to the Union government than the state government, from the low MSP for crops to the row surrounding the SC/ST Act
Yadav said there was no second thought that the Congress is fighting a big battle in the state to regain power after sitting out for 15 long years, but he has full faith in winning against CM Chouhan
A sustained effort by the BJP, backed by the grassroot work among the tribals by the RSS, has caused a significant shift towards the ruling party.
Responding to chants of 'Mama, Mama' - his popular moniker -- by children, Chouhan tells them their 'mama' (maternal uncle) would take care of them, while in rallies he never misses any chance to take a dig at leaders of the Congress, which is trying hard in these elections to return to power.
Congress has been attacking the Chouhan government over its alleged involvement in the scam
Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia, both considered claimants to the coveted chair, are Lok Sabha MPs and are unlikely to contest the polls.
The Congress, which has been out of power in the state since 2003, was consistently raising the Vyapam scam to target the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state which was going to polls on November 28.
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The state will head for polls on November 28 and the counting will happen on December 11
While BJP’s election pitches in other states have generally revolved around Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last few years, its strategy is firmly anchored around ‘mamaji’ in Madhya Pradesh
After 15 years in power, the BJP is facing challenge from a resurgent Congress
The state is slated for assembly polls later this year along with Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and possibly Telangana
Gandhi will arrive in Bhopal Monday and embark on a 15-kilometre road show from Lalghati Chowk to the Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd's Dussehra Maidan.
The protesters staged a demonstration outside the bungalows of Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar at Gwalior and Member of Parliament (MP) Bhagirath Prasad at Bhind.
Chouhan's vehicle was attacked September 2 at Churhat in Sidhi district while he was touring the area as part of his "Jan Ashirwad Yatra".
Referring to Gandhi's speeches in Germany and England, Chouhan said Gandhi's criticism of the PM, the RSS and the BJP on the foreign soil is "perplexing".