Shivraj Singh Chouhan

  • Embarrassment for Congress as another MLA joins BJP in MP 09-04-2014 06:26 PM

    In yet another jolt to Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh, the party MLA from Maihar seat in Satna district has joined BJP. Narayan Tripathi, who joined BJP in the presence of state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a function on Tuesday in Satna, is...
  • Shivraj slams Azam for Kargil statement, criticises attempts to 'communalise' elections 09-04-2014 05:06 PM

    In an apparent reference to SP leader Azam Khan's 'hate' speech dragging the Kargil conflict into the high-voltage Lok Sabha electioneering, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said he was appalled by the desperate attempts to communalise the polls. "India needs growth, jobs, security, infrastructure and justice...
  • Another Congress MLA joins BJP in Madhya Pradesh 02-04-2014 11:12 PM

    In yet another jolt to Congress in Madhya Pradesh ahead of Lok Sabha polls, its sitting MLA from Jatara in Tikamgarh district Dinesh Ahirwar on Wednesday joined BJP in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Welcoming Ahirwar into the BJP fold, Chouhan said, "The country is facing challenges...
  • MP poll tracker: Landslide for BJP with 24-28 seats, Congress 1-5 02-04-2014 08:46 PM

    The ruling BJP is projected to win 24-28 Lok Sabha and decimate the Congress in Madhya Pradesh. The Congress is expected to win just 1-5 Lok Sabha seats in the state according to projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar based on the CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti election tracker. MP has 29...
  • BJP fields Kalyan Singh Dangi for Vidisha Assembly bypoll 02-04-2014 03:23 PM

    The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has announced that Kalyan Singh Dangi would be its nominee for the bye-election to Vidisha Assembly seat. During the state Assembly elections held in November last year, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had contested from Budhni and Vidisha seats and won from both the...
  • Prominence to Modi in MP posters irks some, BJP defends move 01-04-2014 03:04 PM

    As Narendra Modi's pictures eclipse other top BJP stalwarts on poll posters here, a senior party leader says it was compelled to project a single leader to gain political mileage. The posters with slogans like 'Ab ki baar, Modi Sarkar' have taken over those with pictures of top leaders like...
  • Congress leader Sanjay Pathak joins BJP 31-03-2014 01:33 PM

    Congress MLA Sanjay Pathak, who quit the party alleging ill-treatment, on Monday formally joined the BJP in the presence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Welcoming Pathak, who is an MLA from Vijayraghogarh seat in Katni district, Chouhan said, "His honour will be protected in the BJP." "Today...
  • Modi as PM will need good CMs too: Shivraj Chouhan 29-03-2014 08:40 PM

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has rallied behind party's PM nominee Narendra Modi claiming that the BJP-ruled NDA would form a government at the Centre with a clear majority. The BJP leader, who is lauded for his work in the state, made it clear that Modi as...
  • WATCH: Network18 and Google in an interactive video chat with Shivraj Singh Chouhan 29-03-2014 06:55 PM

    An interactive and live video conversation with the Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan where he speaks about the politics and elections. ~~amp;nbsp; ...
  • Live: Interactive video conversation with Shivraj Singh Chouhan 29-03-2014 06:12 PM

    A live video conversation with Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan as he speaks about the upcoming elections alongside his future plans in politics. ...
  • Sushma Swaraj could be next deputy PM: Surendra Patwa 27-03-2014 03:40 PM

    In a remark which could ruffle some feathers in the BJP ahead of the general elections, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Minister Surendra Patwa said that Sushma Swaraj could be the future deputy prime minister if voted to power at the Centre. The Minister said on Wednesday at a meeting at Badi...
  • LS polls: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Nitish Kumar to campaign in Bihar 24-03-2014 11:06 AM

    Star BJP campaigner Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are set to hit the campaign trail in Bihar along with the state's two best known faces: Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad. Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will address rallies, hold road...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants new models to get private partners for water supply 23-03-2014 01:19 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that new and innovative models shall be developed to attract private partners in water supply distribution and maintenance across the state. "Rain water harvesting and recharge of groundwater sources shall be implemented, and be made mandatory for all agencies in MP,"...
  • Uma Bharti not interested in Jhansi, wants to contest from Bhopal 21-03-2014 04:06 PM

    New Delhi: Bhopal is the new hotseat for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) it seems. After party veteran LK Advani showed interest in the seat, Uma Bharti has now reportedly told the party leadership that she will like to contest from there. Uma Bharti has always been a powerful figure...
  • MP Congress wants Digvijaya Singh to contest LS polls from Vidisha 18-03-2014 02:28 PM

    Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Satyadev Katare on Tuesday said the Congress state unit has requested party high command to nominate senior leader Digvijaya Singh for Lok Sabha polls from Vidisha seat. "Both I and Madhya Pradesh Congress president Arun Yadav agree that Singh must contest from Vidisha...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan's announcement of loan recovery stay is hollow: Congress 13-03-2014 11:21 PM

    Congress MP and former Madhya Pradesh minister Sajjansingh Varma on Thursday alleged Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had not fulfilled the promise to stop the recovery of loans taken by hailstorm-hit farmers and waive the interest. Dubbing the BJP government in the state "anti-farmer", Varma said while the deadline for...
  • CM demands Rs 5700 crore relief package for rain-hit farmers 13-03-2014 06:33 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday met Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and sought a Rs 5,700 crore package for farmers in the state who suffered loss to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm. During the meeting, Chouhan apprised Shinde that houses, livestock and infrastructure including roads,...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan strongly condemns Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh 12-03-2014 08:27 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan strongly condemned Tuesday's brazen daytime attack on security personnel by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Jeerum Nullah area. "Deeply saddened by the news of the martyrdom of our police jawans in a cowardly attack by Maoists," Chouhan said in a tweet on the issue. Maoists...
  • UPA government has no respect for federal structure: Shivraj Singh Chouhan 11-03-2014 08:20 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday accused the UPA Government of not respecting the federal structure and discriminating against the BJP-ruled state in providing relief to the farmers affected by recent unseasonal rain and hailstorm. He said the the Congress-led Government at the Centre has no regard...
  • MP: Police lathi charge Congress workers protesting near Assembly 05-03-2014 03:58 PM

    Bhopal: Bhopal Police on Wednesday lathicharged Congress workers who tried to gherao Madhya Pradesh Assembly while protesting against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Congress workers were protesting against the Shivraj Singh government for the condition of farmers in the state. They accused the BJP government of ignoring the plight...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan to stage sit-in on March 6 over farmers' cause 04-03-2014 04:00 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said he and his Cabinet colleagues will stage a sit-in on March 6 during the bandh call given by the BJP to protest the Centre's apathy towards farmers affected by natural calamities. "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had no time to meet...
  • Shivraj meets President, apprises him about crop loss due to rains 03-03-2014 12:29 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday met President Pranab Mukherjee and apprised him about severe loss to crops caused by unseasonal rains and hailstorm in his state. At the meeting, Chouhan said houses, livestock and infrastructure including roads, electrical transformers have been badly affected, according to an...
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia attacks Shivraj Singh Chouhan over 'non-payment' of compensation to farmers 02-03-2014 06:59 PM

    Union Minister of State for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday attacked Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over non-payment of compensation to farmers affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorm. Shivraj Singh Chouhan claims to be a well-wisher of farmers but so far no compensation has been given to them,...
  • First hailstorm, now government apathy deepens farmers' woes 02-03-2014 07:57 AM

    Bhopal: Unseasonal rains accompanied by heavy hailstorms have ruined the standing Rabi crops in Madhya Pradesh on a large scale. Nearly 10,000 villages in the state have been affected by the sudden change in weather. Even as Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government has announced Rs 2000 crore relief package for those...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan sets aside Rs 2,000 crore for rain-hit farmers 28-02-2014 05:45 PM

    Describing the damage to crops due to rain and hailstorm in Madhya Pradesh as a "national calamity," Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced a slew of relief measures for affected farmers in the state. "A total of 9,800 villages spread across 49 out of the total 51 districts...
  • Farmers worst hit by rains, hailstorm will get wheat at Re 1/kg: CM 28-02-2014 02:47 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that wheat at Rs 1 per kg will be provided for eight months to farmers who have suffered over 50 per cent crop-loss due to rain and hailstorm in the state. The Chief Minister who visited hailstorm-affected Rehti, Nasrullahganj and Ashta including...
  • LK Advani praises Narmada-Kshipra river linking project 26-02-2014 09:41 AM

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday said if the rivers in India are linked as dreamt by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee then no farmer in the country would remain without water for irrigation. "When Vajpayee was Prime Minister, the river linking scheme was framed so that no...
  • Infosys to set up SEZ in Indore with Rs 400 crore investment 24-02-2014 05:52 PM

    IT major Infosys on Monday laid the foundation stone of its proposed SEZ which will be created with an initial investment of Rs 400 crore. The foundation-laying ceremony of the SEZ, to be constructed on 130 acres of land, was held at the Super Corridor on the outskirts of city...
  • Order CBI probe into MPPEB scam, Congress tells CM 24-02-2014 08:13 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Arun Yadav demanded that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan should hand over the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam probe to the CBI after fresh revelations by the Special Task Force (STF). "In the light of fresh revelations that has also pointed fingers at...