Shivraj Singh Chouhan

A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shivraj Singh Chouhan is the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh since November 2005. Shivraj Singh Chouhan was born on March 5, 1959 at Jait village, Sehore. Chouhan is the son of Prem Singh Chouhan and Sundar Bai Chouhan. Chouhan has has a long association with RSS and the student wings of the BJP. He joined the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in 1972 at the age of 13, and still is known for his proximity with its top leaders. He was also a Convenor, General Secretary, Member of National executive for the AVBP. He was also an office barer for the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha, and was its President in 1988. He is known for his schemes and measures fighting elimination of female foeticide in the state since 2006. He was an elected member of the Parliament for 1991, 96, 98, 99 and 2004. He was a member of Consultative Committee, ministry of Communications from 2000 to 2004. He was re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha in 2004, with a margin of over 260,000 votes. He was member of Committee on Agriculture, member of Joint Committee on Offices of Profit, National General Secretary of BJP, Secretary of Parliamentary Board, and Secretary (Central Election Committee). He also headed Housing Committee of Lok Sabha, and member of Committee on Ethics.
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Fire incident at ‘Jal Mahotsav’ event in Madhya Pradesh

The festival will come to a close on January 2, 2018. Notably, on February 1 last year, a fire broke out at a cottage on Hanuwantiya Island, a day before the Madhya Pradesh government’s scheduled cabinet meeting on a cruise here.

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Madhya Pradesh: College principal who invited Jyotiraditya Scindia for event suspended

In its suspension notice dated October 11, the higher education department said the NSS event had a party symbol in the backdrop. It also alleged that students were lured with money to vote for a political party.

Madhya Pradesh government to enact stringent anti-liquor law, says CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Chouhan said besides checking on new liquor units or shops, a decision was also taken (in December 2016) that no liquor shop would be opened within the 5-km radius of banks of the Narmada river.

Madhya Pradesh to start helpline for security to help seniors

Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that welfare of senior citizens was one of the top priorities of the state government.

Do your bit for society, Shivraj Singh Chouhan tells beneficiaries of scheme for students

Students of state board who pass out with 75 per cent and CBSE students who secure 85 per cent are eligible for the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana. They have to be domicile of the state and their parents annual income should not be more than Rs 6 lakh.

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PM Modi, Amit Shah silent on corruption charges on BJP govt in MP: Congress

Yadav claimed the state Lokayukta had filed FIRs against 18 ministers in different graft cases but they were given clean chit under “political pressure” despite evidence.

Madhya Pradesh: BJP wins, Congress improves tally in urban body elections

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan,who had campaigned extensively, credited the victory to development. Congress chief Arun Yadav on the improved tally of the party said the results proved that people have voted for change.

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Independence Day: Madhya Pradesh to give one lakh cash award for pending revenue cases after three months

Requesting people to help the state become poverty-free, Chouhan said by 2022 every poor in MP will have a roof on his head. The CM also praised the initiative taken by youth who supply surplus food from marriages and parties to the poor.

Sardar sarovar Dam: Don’t be misled, Shivraj Singh Chouhan tells affected people

Chouhan promised that Nisarpur will be developed into an “ideal town”, where road and bridges will be built to access areas that will become islands.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan slammed for his alleged remark, ‘will hang officials upside down’

While the Congress slammed Chouhan for using harsh words to warn officers, BJP leaders neither confirmed nor denied the statement though they maintained the CM talked about taking tough action against officials who delay clearing files without any valid reason.

Soldiers exempt from toll tax in Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Jawans will be provided the relief in Madhya Pradesh after they present their official identity cards, he said. During his visit, the chief minister paid obeisance at the Tanot Temple here and wished for prosperity in Madhya Pradesh and the country.

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SIMI jailbreak: Probe panel gets three months extension

The eight SIMI undertrials had pulled off an audacious escape from the high-security Central Jail of Bhopal on the intervening night of October 30-31 last year after killing a guard. Police, however, gunned them down in an alleged encounter on the outskirts of Bhopal within hours of jailbreak.

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Sushma Swaraj compliments CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan for initiative to protect Narmada

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj complemented Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his initiative to plant six crore saplings along Narmada river for its conservation as the move would inspire climate protection globally.

‘Farmers were not behind violence, other elements took advantage of situation’

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks to The Indian Express about the farmer protests in his state and explains his objections to trade of cattle for slaughter.

Congress leaders perform ‘Shavasan’ to highlight farmers’ plight

State Congress spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi said the programme was organised to highlight the farmers’ plight in Madhya Pradesh