Shivraj Singh Chouhan

  • Swift green clearances to make MP power surplus: Shivraj Singh Chouhan 3 days ago

    Enthused by swift green clearance to a "number of projects" in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asserted that the state would be power surplus in next four years and supply electricity to others. Outlining future development plans of MP which was once among the least developed BIMARU states, Chouhan...
  • Chouhan lauds BRICS bank, calls it a matter of pride for India July 16, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed happiness over India getting the opportunity to become the first president of the proposed BRICS Development Bank. "A moment of pride for India on becoming the first President of The New Development Bank of BRICS," Chouhan said in a tweet. In another tweet, Chouhan...
  • Shivraj Singh slams Congress for dragging his name into MPPEB scam July 12, 2014

    Strongly criticising the Congress for dragging his name into the MPPEB scam, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said in Indore on Friday that all attempts made by the opposition would fail, since the government did not have any bad intentions. "We detected irregularities in recruitment and admission tests (conducted...
  • Cong holds protest demanding CBI probe, Chouhan's resignation over MPPSC scam July 9, 2014

    Congress workers on Wednesday staged a protest seeking a probe by CBI into the alleged Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) examination and recruitment scam and resignation of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in this regard. Congress workers, led by the state unit Congress president Arun Yadav, tried to walk...
  • Congress creates ruckus in MP assembly on lawyers strike, demands reply from BJP July 9, 2014

    Congress members on Wednesday created a ruckus in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on the on-going strike by lawyers in Indore district and demanded an immediate reply from the ruling BJP government on the issue. The matter was raised by Jeetu Patwari (Congress) during Zero hour stating that judicial work in Indore...
  • Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Venkaiah Naidu for Metro projects in state July 7, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Monday met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in Bhopal and sought central assistance for various projects like Metro and housing in the state. Chauhan also demanded financial assistance for Ujjain Kumbh Mela and smart city project for Gwalior. Stating that the state...
  • MP CM accuses Congress of indulging in mudslinging at BJP after suffering defeat in LS polls July 6, 2014

    Hitting out at Congress, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday accused the party of indulging in mudslinging at BJP after suffering humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls. He termed Congress as "defeated, tired and piqued" while speaking to reporters during his visit at Mohankheda near here to...
  • Digvijaya demands CBI probe into MPPEB scam July 4, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday demanded a CBI enquiry into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam in which even appointments made during his tenure as the Chief Minister could be covered. "Let there be an enquiry by CBI into the MPPEB scam and appointments made during my...
  • MPPEB Scam: Congress making false charges to derail probe, tweets Shivraj Singh Chouhan July 4, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has claimed that Opposition Congress has levelled false allegations in connection with the MPPEB scam 'just to derail the investigation being conducted under the supervision of the High Court.' In a series of tweets on Thursday night, Chouhan also said, "High Court has further...
  • Madhya Pradesh Assembly debates Vyapam scam July 3, 2014

    The ruling BJP Wednesday stumped the opposition Congress in the state Assembly by agreeing to its motion for discussion on the alleged "mega" Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam involving the 'high and mighty'. The decision to accept the motion for discussion was announced by Speaker Dr Sitasharan Sharma after...
  • MPPEB scam: Congress holds protests, demands CBI probe and Shivraj Singh Chouhan's exit July 1, 2014

    Congress on Tuesday staged protests in Bhopal demanding a CBI probe into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam and also the resignation of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Congress workers led by state party president Arun Yadav and Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare staged the protest at Jawahar Bhawan...
  • Chouhan should step down for fair probe in MPPEB scam: Scindia July 1, 2014

    Continuing to target Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister over the MPPEB scam, former Union Minister Jyotiradiya Scindia said Shivraj Singh Chouhan should step down for an "impartial probe". "I feel very strongly that unless Chouhan resigns, there cannot be an impartial probe into the MPPEB scam. The Congress had been raising the...
  • Congress workers protest against Chouhan, demand CBI probe in recruitment scam July 1, 2014

    Bhopal: Congress workers staged a massive protest in Bhopal on Tuesday, seeking a CBI probe in the alleged involvement of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister in the recently exposed recruitment scam. Chouhan is being accused of allegedly altering the PSC rules to recruit his niece as a deputy collector. Congress workers...
  • Congress to stage a protest rally against MP CM Chouhan July 1, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is facing heat from the opposition over his alleged involvement in the State Public Service Commission scam. Congress is set to stage a massive protest rally against Chouhan on Monday. Oppostion is also likely to take up the matter in MP assembly...
  • Congress leader arrested for burning Modi, Shivraj's effigies June 30, 2014

    A Congress leader was arrested in Indore on Monday for allegedly burning effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Devendra Singh Yadav, the co-ordinator of the Rajiv Vikas Kendra, an organisation associated with the Congress, was arrested for allegedly torching the effigies and staging...
  • Scindia demands CBI probe into MPPEB scam June 30, 2014

    Former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has demanded a CBI probe into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam and also resignation of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on moral grounds. "The probe should be handed over to the CBI and Chouhan should step down from Chief Minister's post on moral...
  • MP Assembly pays tributes to Munde, others June 30, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday paid tributes to leaders and eminent persons who recently died including former Union Minister Gopinath Munde, former Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker S Mallikarjunaiah and noted author Khushwant Singh. After paying the tributes, the House was adjourned for the day. Soon after the House assembled on the...
  • MPPEB scam likely to raise heat in Assembly's budget session beginning on Monday June 29, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Assembly's budget session beginning on Monday is likely to be stormy with the Opposition planning to raise the MP Professional Board Examination scam in the House and treasury benches preparing hard to counter them. The session is scheduled to continue till July 28, during which the state's budget will...
  • Rajnath Singh rules out replacing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan June 27, 2014

    Union Home Minister and BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday ruled out change of leadership in Madhya Pradesh in the wake of Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam saying a high court directed probe was already underway. "There is no question of it," he told reporters when asked whether there is any...
  • Irani refuses to comment on DU's four-year undergraduate programme issue June 27, 2014

    Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday refused to be drawn into a controversy over the four-year undergraduate programme of Delhi University, citing constitutional obligations. "There have been persistent attempts on me to speak on a constitutional issue which is not proper. Kindly do not compel me to breach...
  • MPPEB scam: Local court files defamation case against Congress spokesperson KK Mishra June 26, 2014

    A local court on Thursday registered a case of defamation against Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee's Chief spokesperson KK Mishra for levelling allegations of involvement of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his family in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam. Two days ago, Chouhan had filed a defamation suit against...
  • Education is key to improving condition of women, says Madhuri Dixit June 26, 2014

    Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit said that education is key to improving the condition of women in the country. The 47-year-old actress, the brand ambassador for Madhya Pradesh government's 'Mamta Abhiyan', on Thursday lauded the campaign and called for more such initiatives for women. The 'Mamta Abhiyan', launched by the state health...
  • Giriraj Kishore to be vice-chairman of Madhya Pradesh MRDC June 26, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Giriraj Kishore will be the vice-chairman of Madhya Pradesh Mineral Resources Development Corporation. State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan handed over the government order to Kishore in this regard during a programme here last evening. Describing Giriraj Kishore as a guide of new generation, Chouhan said he has given...
  • MP CM says Congress is suffering from 'Shivraj phobia' June 26, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that opposition Congress was suffering from "Shivraj phobia" as it is levelling "baseless" allegations of wrongdoings against him in connection with the state examination and recruitment scam. Responding to allegations made against him by the Congress in connection with the Professional Examination...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 24, 2014

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  • News 360: Suspense continuous over Delhi University VC's resignation June 24, 2014

    After days of standoff with the University Grants Commission over the four-year undergraduate programme, confusion now reigns over Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh's resignation. The Human Resource Development Ministry said that it has not received Singh's resignation yet. ...
  • MP CM files defamation case against Congress leader over PMT scam allegations June 24, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has filed a defamation case against Congress spokesperson KK Mishra for alleging the role of his family in the Pre-Medical Entrance Test scam. He had earlier rejected the allegation that his family members are involved in the scam saying that there is...
  • Congress geared up to corner BJP over PMT scam during monsoon session June 23, 2014

    Having cornered the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on the PMT scam, the Congress party is all set to give tough time to the government in state assembly on PMT and other scams. The monsoon session for the assembly begins on June 30. Congress spokesperson KK Mishra said that the party under Leader...
  • MPPEB scam: Shivraj Singh Chouhan to file defamation case after Cong allegations June 23, 2014

    Unfazed over allegations of wrongdoings in Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam, state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said he will soon file a defamation case on the issue.  However, he did not specify against whom he wished to do so. "We have verified all information about allegations and...
  • PMT scam: MP CM rejects Congress's allegations of his family's involvement June 23, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has rejected the Congress's allegation that his family members are involved in the Pre-medical entrance test scam. He has said that there is no proof that his family benefitted from the scam. "Do they not attempt any fact checking before carrying out such...