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  • Bhopal: CM, Vyapam-tainted Laxmikant Sharma share dais after five years

    Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and vyapam tainted ex-minister Laxmikant Sharma shared dais after five years at a public rally in Seronj on Tuesday.  Sharma resigned from Bharatiya Janata Party and Chouhan, too, distanced himself from his former cabinet colleague who was sent to jail after his name figured in much-hyped Vyapam scam.

  • MP Assembly Elections 2018: Kamal Nath trolled after posting wrong road to batter MP govt

    Bhopal: Congress state president Kamal Nath was on the receiving end on Monday after he posted a photograph on twitter of a road claiming severe corruption in the state. The said picture was traced to Bangladesh! Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was quick to response and tweeted with a comment on Kamal Nath’s tweet.

  • MP polls: Shivraj Singh Chouhan attacks Congress’ ‘raja, maharaja, udyogpati’

    Indore: Taking a dig at the Congress, Shivraj Singh Chouhan Monday said “raja, maharaja and udyogpati” were troubled because a farmer’s son had been the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for the last 13 years.  While Chouhan did not take names, the monikers are often used by BJP leaders to refer to Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath, respectively.

  • Bhopal: Brainstorming in BJP over ticket distribution, first list in November

    Brainstorming on ticket distribution in the BJP, like Congress, has also begun. A meeting between CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and state election in-charge and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, state in-charge Vinay Sahastrabudhey, national organisational general secretary Ramlal, Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar and state president Rakesh Singh took place on Saturday. It emerged from the meeting that the BJP would finalise its list of candidate after the announcement of Congress’ list. The

  • Bhopal: Congress 7 posers to Shivraj on ‘failed promises’, farm suicides

    Congress on Friday posed seven questions to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on alleged failed promises, farmers’ suicide and scams in the state. The BJP-led government in Madhya Pradesh is antifarmer and the state was witnessing a 21 per cent rise annually in cases of farmers’ suicides since 2013, said AICC national media incharge Randeep Surjewala here on Friday. In a series of questions to Chouhan, Surjewala asked why farmers were committing

  • Bhopal: BJP asks Election Commission to withdraw order on religious events

    In a written complaint to chief election commissioner and chief electoral officer of MP, BJP leaders including ministers Umashankar Gupta, Vishwas Sarang, state vice-president and MLA Rameshwar Sharma and convener of election related affairs, Shantilal Lodha demanded that the order of Election Commission which directs the political leaders to seek EC’s permission to participate in Navratri festival events be withdrawn immediately.

  • After Punjab, Rahul Gandhi is now deceiving farmers of state: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, speaking during jan ashirwaad yatra in Sehore district on Thursday, said Rahul Gandhi after betraying Punjab was now deceiving the farmers of Madhya Pradesh.  The betrayed farmers of Punjab were searching for Rahul, who was now busy spreading lies here in Madhya Pradesh, said Chouhan. Chouhan, who resumed his yatra after election code of conduct coming into effect in the state, witnessed huge response. Earlier, Congress had

  • The die is caste in state

    Diverse results of pre-poll surveys have left pollsters cross-eyed in Madhya Pradesh. A significant takeaway is Congress’ return into reckoning in the battle seen as dress rehearsal for the General elections. If Congress has clawed back despite lethargy and internal bickering much of the credit must go to BJP. The ruling party must also own up all blame for its own drop in popularity. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has mostly been

  • Ministers find other pasture greener, wish to change seat

    Bhopal: The exercise to get ticket to contest assembly polls has begun with the announcement of poll dates. Not only the MLAs, but ministers too are using all their resources to claim ticket. Wary of anti-incumbency, a number of ministers are shying away from contesting poll from their existing seat.

  • Bhopal: Candidates who went cashless in 2013 polls under scanner

    Meetings galore… but what about the expenditure? Well almost nothing says “their audit” report? Can it be true…? The monitoring of election expenditure by EC has come under scanner after Madhya Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms analysed expenditure records of more than 200 MLAs during the Assembly elections of 2013.

  • Bhopal: MLAs spent as low as Rs. 2.5Lakh for victory

    Vijay Singh of Congress spent Rs 2.38 lakh on electioneering in 2013 assembly polls and triumphed from Bhagwanpura constituency, while Deewan Singh of BJP spent Rs 2.57 lakh to win the Pansemal constituency. Both MLAs spent only 15% of their Rs 16 lakh expense limit. These figures gain importance in view of demand by several leaders to hike election expense limit. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan too recently raised the issue with

  • Ujjain: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan accepts demands of priests of state

    CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan met with the delegation of priests on Thursday to hear their problems. Prior to the meeting, priests organised a foot march from Manas Bhawan. Akhil Bharatiya Brahman Samaj president Surendra Chaturvedi informed that Rashtriya Ekta Parishad vice president Ramesh Sharma, Yogendra Mahant and Shiv Choubey asked the CM not to auction the temple lands and told him their other demands.

  • Bhopal: BJP survey reports hints at denying tickets to 80 MLAs

    The report of the survey conducted by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has raised concern within the party. The survey report may speak of the party winning the elections but with a condition not to give tickets to around 80 of its sitting MLAs. BJP currently has 165 MLAs. The report of cutting tickets of around 80 sitting MLAs has come as a problem. The BJP organization fears that if these sitting MLAs

  • Bhopal: Pujaris to get three times honorarium, says CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday announced that pujaris will now get three times of their honorarium.  CM added that Pujaries who are having low income will be given the benefits of Sambal yojana. Other measures declared include: Pujaris of the temples which have land holdings upto 10 acres will be free to utilise the amount raised, but for the temples which have more than 10 acres of land- bidding will be

  • Govt caused Rs 2000 cr loss to exchequer: Oza

    BHOPAL: The state government has caused Rs 2000 crore loss to the state exchequer by frequently changing the sand mining norms, alleged Congress state media president Sobha Oza. Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government brought frequent changes in the state mining laws keeping in mind interest of a few of its people, said Oza while interacting with media persons here on Wednesday. We have demanded a CBI probe into it, she added. Oza informed

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