Shivraj Singh Chauhan

  • Over 50 JD(U) legislators in touch with BJP, they are unhappy with CM, says Sushil Modi May 6, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday said over 50 legislators from Bihar's ruling Janata Dal United are in touch with his party as they are unhappy with the chief minister. The Nitish Kumar government would fall due to internal contradictions after the end of Lok Sabha polls, said the...
  • FIR registered 5 years ago against MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh set aside by Patna HC April 10, 2014

    The Patna High Court on Thursday set aside an FIR lodged against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan for allegedly making provocative speech against people of Bihar five years ago. Justice Aditya Kumar Trivedi set aside the FIR registered against the MP Chief Minister by a complainant Murad Ali in...
  • Digvijaya Singh demands CBI probe into Vyapam scam March 8, 2014

    Congress on Saturday sought to put Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan in the dock with senior leader Digvijaya Singh demanding a CBI probe into the Rs 2,000-crore alleged Vyapam scam concerning the Professional Examination Board in the state. "When two former chief ministers Uma Bharati and myself are demanding...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Alliances in West India February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In Western India, Maharashtra is the most populous state with 48 Lok Sabha seats. It is the second largest after UP. Coalition governments have been ruling the state since 1994. The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance ruled between 1994-99. The Congress-NCP alliance has been in power since 1999. The state...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan sworn in as Chief Minister for third term December 14, 2013

    Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday was sworn in as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for third consecutive term, nearly a week after he led BJP to a spectacular hat-trick in Assembly elections. 54-year-old Chouhan was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav at a ceremony...
  • Why our elderly politicians desperately need cooler body language December 11, 2013

    Let's face it. Our politicians suck at being hip. These otherwise glib people morph into human octopuses in front of cameras, not knowing what to do with their arms after an election win, raising an awkward thumb here and a shy V-sign there. Come to think of it, you can't...
  • Congress believes in delivering on promises, says Rahul November 22, 2013

    As campaigning for the November 25 Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh reached its crescendo, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his party believes in delivering on promises it makes and cited two landmark legislations to back his claim. "The Congress does not believe in making tall promises. But whatever...
  • Highest cases of crimes against women reported in MP: Sonia November 15, 2013

    Bhopal: Congress President Sonia Gandhi attacked the Shivraj Singh Chauhan government in Madhya Pradesh over the law and order situation in the state saying that the BJP government has failed to provide adequate security to women during its tenure. "There is only one list in which Madhya Pradesh is number one,...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Cong MP Uday Pratap Singh from Hoshangabad joins BJP November 14, 2013

    Hoshangabad: With a few days left for the Assembly polls, Congress MP Uday Pratap Singh from Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh has joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The change could effect the prospects of the Congress in the state in the general election, which is already struggling to make its stronghold...
  • At Bhopal rally Narendra Modi touches LK Advani's feet September 25, 2013

    Bhopal: Putting an end to the rumours of sour relationship between him and LK Advani, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi touched Advani's feet while BJP workers welcomed them at the Bhopal rally. It is the first public appearance of Modi and Advani together after the...
  • CBI will fight upcoming elections for Congress, claims Narendra Modi September 25, 2013

    Bhopal: Accusing the Congress-led UPA government of misusing the CBI to target rivals political parties, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday sounded the poll bugle for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections while claiming that it will be the investigating agency that will fight the...
  • Modi says BJP must fulfil Gandhi's wish to free India from Congress rule September 25, 2013

    Bhopal: 4:05 pm: Addressing a massive rally in Bhopal, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sounded the bugle for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections and also gave a call to the electorate to throw out the Congress-led UPA government from the Centre in the next Lok Sabha...
  • Narendra Modi, LK Advani to share stage at BJP rally in Bhopal September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: In a massive show of strength by the Bharatiya Janata Party, Gujarat Chief Minister and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will share the stage with many senior leaders including LK Advani, who had opposed his candidature, during a rally in Bhopal on Wednesday. BJP leaders claim that...
  • MP: Health care in shambles, CM starts more schemes May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh government recently started the Astha and Mamta campaign' for free treatment of leprosy, malaria and TB even though the Central government is already running such schemes. But the health care system and infrastructure in Madhya Pradesh is in shambles. Unless infrastructure is improved, big schemes will...
  • Serious flaw in MGNREGA implementation in MP: Audit report May 19, 2013

    Bhopal: Serious irregularities like non-submission of utilisation certificates and delay in payment of wages to beneficiaries among others have come to notice in an official report on the implementation of MGNREGA scheme in Madhya Pradesh. It was also found that the state government was not following necessary budgetary procedures while...
  • MP: Chouhan joins chorus, seeks ban on IPL May 18, 2013

    Mirzapur: Echoing demands raised in various quarters after the spot fixing expose, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday termed the IPL a mere buffoonery and said its time the league should be banned. "This league should be put to an end. IPL is not a sport but...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 15, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • MP: Ghansour rape survivor remains critical April 22, 2013

    Nagpur: The 4-year-old, who was allegedly raped in Ghansour town of Madhya Pradesh, continues to be critical with severe brain injuries. She continues to be on mechanical ventilator and life support system. The child is still not able to breathe and is in a deep coma with no oxygen supply to...
  • PM should be 'secular': JD(U) after BJP reinducts Modi in Board March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Sticking to its stand on NDA's Prime Ministerial candidate, Janata Dal (United) leader Neeraj Kumar said the country's Prime Minister should have 'secular credentials'. "The people will judge whoever has been named and there is consensus behind. It is our stand that the country's PM should have secular credentials....
  • BJP announces Parliamentary Board, Narendra Modi reinducted April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced its new Parliamentary Board and as speculated, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was reinducted into the panel after a gap of six years. Among the other new members, who were appointed in the board, were Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi and...
  • MP Home Minister blames Swiss tourist for gangrape March 17, 2013

    Bhopal: The Datia Police have arrested six people in connection with the alleged gangrape of a Swiss national even as the Madhya Pradesh Home Minister said the couple should have informed the police about their travel plans for additional security. The suspects - six members of a nomadic tribe in...
  • MP: Sexual offenders to be barred from govt jobs January 4, 2013

    Bhopal: Following the brutal gangrape and murder of a student in Delhi, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided that only a lady officer will investigate rape cases. The government said that rape cases would be fast tracked the culprits would be punished within 45-60 days. Madhya Pradesh government also decided that...
  • SC pulls up MP govt for drug trials on humans July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Madhya Pradesh government on drug trials and came down heavily on the Shivraj Singh Chouhan administration for treating people as guinea pigs even as people are dying due to illegal trials. Terming it "most unfortunate', the apex court criticised the...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Shivraj Singh Chauhan March 13, 2012

    Shivraj Singh Chauhan is forced to order a CBI enquiry into the murder of IPS officer Narendra Kumar. ...
  • Five CMs oppose National Counter Terror Centre February 17, 2012

    Naveen Patnaik, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, J Jayalalithaa and Shivraj Singh Chauhan opposed creation of National Counter Terror Centre. ...
  • Court order to book Chauhan, Sushma Swaraj stayed November 18, 2011

    Bhopal: Within hours of a Madhya Pradesh district court ordering registration of a case against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and his Bharatiya Janata Party colleague Sushma Swaraj, a sessions court stayed the order to book the two in a case related to allegedly showing disrespect towards the national flag...
  • Exclusive: No leadership crisis in BJP, says Chouhan October 24, 2011

    More politics than development at the 56th National Development Council meeting with Chief Ministers of non-Cong states accusing the Centre of trying to disturb the federal structure. Gujarat CM Narendra Modi said the Centre has forgotten federal dharma, Jayalalitha called UPA 'fascist'. CNN-IBN spoke to Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister...
  • Shehla's letter to CVC alleged misuse of state fund September 17, 2011

    Bhopal: A month after RTI activist Shehla Masood was murdered outside her house in Bhopal, CNN-IBN has accessed a letter she wrote to the CVC. The letter alleges misuse of state funds to the tune of crores of rupees by top state officials including the Chief Minister. Shehla's letter named...
  • MP govt funded Advani visit: Shehla's letter September 16, 2011

    Bhopal: Slain social activist Shehla Masood had complained to the Madhya Pradesh Chief Vigilance Commissioner against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and top state government officials accusing them of misusing state funds. A letter written by Shehla and dated August 1, 2011, just two weeks before she was killed in Bhopal,...
  • MP minister flayed for comment on suicides January 13, 2011

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Agricultural Minister Ramkrishna Kusmaria has now blamed old laws for failure to check farmer suicides just a day after making a startling statement that such suicides were the result of past sins. "Farmers are committing suicides to pay for their old sins. They have made agriculture land barren...