Besides them, Swati Majumdar of Pune-based Symbiosis Group of Institutes and chairman of Force Motors Limited Abhay Firodiya were also present at the function in Bhopal.
    
Chouhan took oath of office and secrecy in the presence of a galaxy of political and religious leaders, apparently to project his image as a secular leader.
    
The presence of corporate honchos is linked to his government's initiatives for promotion of industries in the state.
    
At the beginning of the swearing in ceremony, popular singer Kailash Kher enthralled the gathering. After the oath taking ceremony, noted 'Bhajan' singer Anup Jalota also sang devotional songs.
    
54-year-old Chouhan was appointed 30th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.
    
He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav.
 
The BJP, led by Chouhan in the state has won 165 seats in recently concluded assembly elections in the state. Congress could manage only 58 seats in 230-member Assembly.
    
Addressing the gathering after the ceremony, he said that the government will have zero tolerance policy towards corruption.
    
"Madhya Pradesh will form zero tolerance policy to curb corruption. There will be more transparency in the governance," said Chouhan.
    
BJP president Rajnath Singh, veteran party leader LK Advani and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi among others attended Chouhan's swearing in ceremony.

(Agencies)

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