(born 28 February 1947) is an Indian politician, a former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress political party.He was Minister (1980 - 84) in the Cabinet of Arjun Singh, the then Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. He became the President of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee in the year 1985. He has been the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh state for two consecutive five-year terms. He first became Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on 7 December 1993 and continued to hold the post till Congress was voted out of power in the November 2003. He is a General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee.