Chouhan, who is here on an official visit, said he has no plans to move to the center and intends to stay in Madhya Pradesh and focus his entire energy on its inclusive growth.
He also addressed a meeting of Overseas Friends of BJP, which was attended by a large number of supporters of the party living in and around Greater Washington Area.
Chouhan also criticised the Time magazine for describing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as an "underachiever".
"This is not acceptable to us," he said, adding "He (Singh) is Prime Minister of the entire country, not the BJP or the Congress only. We respect him in this capacity."
"But we do have differences on issues and that is natural in a democratic country," Chouhan told Indian reporters.
"For instance we have differences on FDI in multi-brand retail, but this does not mean that we disrespect him. He is our Prime Minister and we respect him," he said.