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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.


Shivraj Chouhan to Supreme Court: If justice not done, people will be prone to taking revenge

December 10, 2019 5:29 am

“Killers should be hanged, set up a fast track court for quick trial and call the DNA report early,” the BJP leader said while pointing out that the BJP government was the first in the country to pass a legislation to propose death penalty for the rapists of minor girls.

Shivraj Chouhan hits back at Congress ministers over road jibe

October 17, 2019 3:30 am

“Ministers who compare roads with cheeks show how serious they are. Are they fit to continue as ministers? The comments reflect the level of mindset of Congress people,’’ Chouhan said.

Madhya Pradesh minister calls BJP’s sapling project a scam

October 14, 2019 2:08 am

While planting the saplings on July 2, 2017, at 1.21 lakh places by roping in officials from different government departments, Chouhan had claimed that the effort was set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.

Watch: Stuck in traffic jam, MP minister Jitu Patwari helps clear it

September 11, 2019 2:31 pm

In a video shared by news agency ANI, the Congress minister can be seen walking up to the intersection point and waving at the motorists to make way for other vehicles.

Madhya Pradesh Congress minister compares BJP, Shivraj Chouhan with Mahmood Gaznavi

September 08, 2019 2:16 pm

"The BJP did not leave anything. It has proved to be the grandfather of Gaznavi," Govind Singh said while addressing a press conference in Gwalior.

Digvijaya Singh: 'More non-Muslims spying for ISI than Muslims in India'

September 01, 2019 3:59 pm

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reacted sharply to Singh's statement, saying that he gives controversial statements to stay in news.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan courts arrest in Madhya Pradesh

August 28, 2019 1:18 am

Chouhan said he won’t rest until loans of farmers are waived off as promised by the Congress in its manifesto ahead of the assembly elections.

Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan arrested during agitation over farmers' issues

August 27, 2019 9:27 pm

Pichhore Sub Divisional Officer of Police Ratnesh Tomar said about 3,000 protesters, including Chouhan, BJP vice president Prabhat Jha and local MP KP Singh Yadav were arrested for staging a rally without due permission.

Upper caste staff group slams Madhya Pradesh govt, warns to hit streets

August 20, 2019 4:27 am

A top office-bearer of the organisation, acronymed SAPAKS, told The Indian Express on Monday that members of the outfit will hold street protests unless the government acts on its demands.

Rahul deserted sinking ship, says Shivraj; mocks transfer of power to Sonia

August 19, 2019 8:13 pm

"We have heard that if any ship sinks, the captain makes efforts to save it till the last breath. But the Congress captain took the first plunge," Chouhan said, adding that there was no Congress president for several days.


When MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan joined BJP's Gujarat Gaurav Yatra

October 16, 2017 8:24 am

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday visited Ankleshwar in poll-bound Gujarat where he addressed a gathering while campaigning for the BJP.

Congress protests against Shivraj Singh Chouhan over Vyapam scam in Bhopal

July 23, 2015 6:10 pm

Congress Youth activists staged a protest demanding the resignation of MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan over Vyapam scam in Bhopal.


Senior BJP leaders remember Ananth Kumar as a leader

November 12, 2018 6:22 pm

Union minister Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer for some time now. Senior BJP leaders paid their tributes to the leader.

MP polls: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan to file defamation suit against Rahul Gandhi

October 30, 2018 6:05 pm

MP campaign trail: Shivraj Singh Chouhan says he will file a defamation suit against Rahul Gandhi.

PM lauds Chouhan's effort in making MP an agricultural state

February 28, 2016 4:14 pm

Bareilly, Feb 28 (ANI): The income of farmers could be doubled by 2022 if the state governments put their effort to it, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. Lauding the measures taken by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the development of agriculture, the Prime Minister said Madhya Pradesh was never an agricultural state, but due to the effort of the Chief Minister, it has prospered by leaps and bounds. The Prime Minister said the initiatives taken by the MP CM were commendable seeing that MP has been receiving the coveted ‘Krishi Karman Award’ for three years in a row. Modi also added that since the time BJP had come to power in the state, MP has been progressing.

Railway Budget 2016 reflects vision of PM Modi: Shivraj Singh

February 25, 2016 4:18 pm

Bhopal, Feb 25 (ANI): Madhya Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday lauded the efforts of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, saying the Railway Budget 2016 reflected his as well as the visions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that the budget catered to the common man and saw to all the facilities being rendered at the minimum cost to the people. Chouhan also stated that the launch of special schemes to aid the poor was a welcome step. He added that all steps had been taken to make trains technologically advanced and ensure minimal train accidents.

Maharashtra Govt. allots 653 acres land to Patanjali trust

February 24, 2016 5:39 am

Nagpur, Feb 24 (ANI): Divulging details about the 653 acres of land allotted by the Maharashtra Government to Patanjali trust, Managing Director Acharya Balkrishna said the company will help the farmers get right value for their harvest. Balkrishna added that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Central minister Nitin Gadkari showed positive reaction and have agreed to help us.

Shivraj Chouhan praises his govt.'s achievements

February 17, 2016 8:18 am

Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended a seminar on investment opportunities on Wednesday. During the seminar, the CM praised his governments' achievements in the last few years. He said Madhya Pradesh is the number one state in the field of agriculture growth rate. Chouhan also announced plans and investments for the development of the state.

Khajuraho gets new airport terminal

January 23, 2016 3:31 pm

Khajuraho, Jan 23 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju today inaugurated a new terminal building at the Khajuraho Airport in Madhya Pradesh. Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chairman of Airports Authority of India R K Srivastava and other leaders and officials were present on the occasion. The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors.The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors. The new terminal, constructed at a cost of Rs. 91 crores, is equipped with facilities of international standard. Though it continues to handle domestic flights, it has a capacity of handling 100 international flights in future.Better air connectivity at Khajuraho will bring in more domestic and foreign tourists to see its medieval age Hindu and Jain temple complexes which are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

I have invited PM Modi to visit MP: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

January 21, 2016 11:42 am

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. Chouhan shared that he has invited PM Modi to visit Madhya Pradesh as the state has once again won the ‘Highest Agricultural Production State’ title. He added that they discussed farmers issue and many other important policies.

MP CM receives Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship

January 13, 2016 12:23 pm

Singapore, Jan 13 (ANI): Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Chairman of Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship Eddie Teo in Singaporeon Wednesday. CM Singh said that the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy has given fellowship to him. He added that he received this honour not only because of his achievement but also his team’s effort. Singh further stated that he held discussions with S. Iswaran regarding investment opportunities in food processing industry, Renewal Energy and Urban Development investment in Madhya Pradesh.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan flags off awareness rally to curb pollution

January 10, 2016 6:09 am

Bhopal, Jan 10 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday flagged off an awareness rally to curb pollution. He said that the rally was being taken out to create awareness on pollution. He said that a green city like Bhopal was suffering the brunt of pollution hence to bring about awareness this rally was being held. He added the government is trying to spread the message of eco-friendly vehicles like cycles which should be used extensively in order to curb air and noise pollution. He stressed that this strategy would be applicable on everyone in Bhopal.