Shivraj Singh Chouhan(born 5 March 1959) is the 18th and currentChief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, a centralIndianstate. He replacedBabulal Gauras chief minister on 29 November 2005. As a leader of theBharatiya Janata Party, he has served as its general secretary and as president of its Madhya Pradesh state unit.
He joined theRSSin 1972, as a 13-year-old. He has been a five-timeMember of Parliament, representingVidishain theLok Sabhasince 1991. At present, he representsBudhniconstituency, a tehsil place inSehoredistrict, in the Madhya Pradesh assembly. In 2007, he had introduced schemes named asLadli Laxmi Yojna,Kanyadhan YojnaandJanani Suraksha Yojnato focus on the prevention of femaleinfanticidein the state.