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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Shivraj Singh Chauhan is the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and a senior member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He assumed office in November 2005. Before being part of the BJP, he was member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) which he joined as a 13-year old. As an essential part of the BJP, he has served as the party's general secretary and president in Madhya Pradesh. Chauhan's educational background is in philosophy and he is an agriculturist by profession. His official political career began in the year 1990 when he was elected to the Legislative Assembly from Budhni constituency. During his chief ministerial tenure, he was accused of corruption in the Vyapam scam.


Coronavirus India Updates, August 5: Shivraj Singh Chouhan recovers from Covid-19; Odisha cases cross 39,000-mark

August 05, 2020 10:44 pm

Coronavirus India Updates: In the last 24 hours, as many as 52,509 people have become infected and 857 have died. This is the seventh consecutive day when over 50,000 cases have been recorded.

Delhi confidential: Congress keenly following MP Cabinet expansion amid clamour for posts

April 20, 2020 3:31 pm

Though Shivraj Singh Chouhan initially got a green flag from the BJP leadership for a small induction for crucial ministries, the information has created such a clamour that party leaders are wondering whether he can keep it small.

Surprising that CWC still wants Sonia, Rahul to lead: Shivraj Singh Chauhan

August 11, 2019 4:37 pm

"Congress is not willing to learn. It is surprising that the Congress Working Committee still wants Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi to lead the party," Chauhan said.

Shivraj Chauhan slams ‘nakli Gandhi’, says he left Congress rudderless

July 12, 2019 2:00 pm

Chauhan refuted allegations that BJP was behind the political crisis in Karnataka adding that since the Congress-JD(S) government was falling apart the BJP was in a position to stake a claim for forming the government.

On the Loose: Mind your Manners

November 05, 2018 1:27 am

Half the world’s problems would probably vanish the day people stopped dictating to other adults how they should live, and behave.

Rahul Gandhi says linked MP CM's son to Panama Papers out of 'confusion'

October 30, 2018 4:55 pm

"In Panama Paper leak case, Madhya Pradesh chief minister has no role," Gandhi told a select group of journalists when asked about his comments during a rally in Jhabua district of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on Monday.

Madhya Pradesh govt blames porn for increase in child rape cases, mulls ban

April 24, 2018 10:57 am

A six-month-old girl recently was allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore.

Uproar in Madhya Pradesh Assembly over govt's Rs 640 cr publicity spend

March 09, 2018 6:30 pm

The furore started after Congress leader Jaivardhan Singh sought to know the details of Rs 640 crore spent on the government's publicity campaigns.

On Jyotiraditya Scindia turf, Madhya Pradesh byelection becomes battle of big guns

February 16, 2018 9:49 am

Kolaras in Shivpuri and Mungaoli in Ashoknagar go to polls on February 24, following the death of the sitting Congress MLAs. The outcome could decide whether the Congress chooses to project Scindia as CM candidate or goes by the tradition of naming none.

Path to prosperity

January 19, 2018 1:02 am

Price deficiency payments are the way forward, as MP and Karnataka have shown.