Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, senior BJP leaders and a number of ministers left here for a trip to Mathura.
Chouhan and group, which left by Shatabdi Express yesterday are scheduled to undertake a 21-KM `Govardhan Parikrima` on foot during the trip.
He earlier offered prayers to the Mahakal temple at Ujjain and the trip to Mathura is in this sucession.
Apart from Chouhan, those who accompanied him include Madhya Pradesh BJP President Prabhat Jha, ministers Kailash Vijayawargiya, Jagdish Devda and party MLAs Vishwas Sarang and Ramesh Mendola and party leaders Rameshwar Sharma, Surendra Pratap Singh, Alok Sharma and Alok Sanjar.
Meanwhile, State Congress President Kantilal Bhuria, in a statement described the trip as a picnic which was sad as the state was facing tough times due to heavy rains.