Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Shivraj Singh Chauhan (Hindi: शिवराज सिंह चौहान) (born 5 March 1959) is the current chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. He replaced Babulal Gaur as the chief minister on 29 November 2005. He is a five-time Member of the Lok Sabha from the Vidisha constituency of Madhya Pradesh and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. Besides this, he has also served as General Secretary of the BJP and State President, Madhya Pradesh BJP.

Shivraj Singh Chauhan was a gold medallist in M. A. (Philosophy) from the Barkatullah University, Bhopal. His father’s name is Shri Prem Singh Chouhan and mother's name is Smt. Sundar Bai Chouhan. He was married to Smt. Sadhana Singh in 1992. They have two sons.

He joined the RSS in 1997. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party and has been the president of its Madhya Pradesh state party unit in the recent past. He has been a five-time Member of Parliament, representing Vidisha in the Lok Sabha since 1991. At present, he represents Budhni, a tehsil place in Sehore District of Madhya Pradesh in the state assembly.

Early political career


His early political career can be defined as up to the point of his first election to the Lok Sabha. Till then, he has been a President of Model Higher Secondary School Students Union in 1975. In 1976-77, he participated in underground movement against Emergency and was imprisoned in Bhopal Jail for some time.

In his early political career, he has also been:

  • A convener of Akhil Bhartiya Keshariya Vahini in 1991-92
  • The General Secretary of All India Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha from 1992 onwards
  • The General Secretary of Bhartiya Janta Party, Madhya Pradesh from 1992 to 1994
  • A member of Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resources Development from 1992 to 1996
  • A Member of Committee on Labour and Welfare from 1993 to 1996
  • A Member of Hindi Salahkar Samiti from 1994 to 1996.

Details of political career


He was first elected to the State Assembly from Budhni Constituency in 1990. He was elected a Member of Parliament for the first time in his career in 10th Lok Sabha from Vidisha Constituency in the following year.

In 1996, he was re-elected to the 11th Lok Sabha (his second term). He was Member of Committee on Urban and Rural Development and Member of Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resources Development and Member of Committee on Urban and Rural Development from 1996 to 1997 and Member of Committee on Urban and Rural Development, General Secretary of B.J.P., Madhya Pradesh in 1997-98.

Again in 1998, he was re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (third term). He was Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development and its Sub-Committee on Ministry of Rural Areas and Employment in 1998-99.

His fourth term in the Lok Sabha (13th Lok Sabha) was from 1999. He was member of Committee on Agriculture in 1999-2000, member of Committee on Public Undertakings from 1999 to 2001, and National President of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha from 2000 to 2003. He was also the Chairman of House Committee (Lok Sabha) and National Secretary of Bhartiya Janta Party.

The BJP swept Madhya Pradesh in the Assembly elections of December 2003. At that time, Shivraj Singh contested polls unsuccessfully against the incumbent Chief Minister Digvijay Singh from Raghogarh.

He was a member of Consultative Committee, ministry of Communications from 2000 to 2004. He was re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha(5th term) 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.

As the state BJP President, Shivraj Singh Chauhan was chosen to become the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on November 30th, 2005. He contested a bye-election from Budhni assembly constituency the following year, winning his old seat by a margin of over 36,000 votes. In 2008, Shivraj Singh Chauhan retain the Budhni seat by over 41,000 votes, and with it, led the BJP to a second consecutive victory in the state. On December 12th, 2008, he will be sworn in for his second term.

References


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivraj_Singh_Chauhan

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