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Bhupesh Bhagel appointed Chhattisgarh chief minister

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Raipur, Dec 16: Chhatisgarh Congress president Bhupesh Baghel was appointed the state's chief minister on Sunday, December 16. Earlier on Saturday, Chhattisgarh leaders Bhagel, leader of opposition in the outgoing state Assembly TS Singhdeo, Lok Sabha MP Tamradhwaj Sahu and Charan Das Mahant, met party president Rahul Gandhi at his residence in New Delhi.

Baghel, 57, is an OBC leader of Kurmi caste from Chhatisgarh's Durg. He had served as a transport minister in Digvijaya Singh's cabinet in MP and later in Ajit Jogi’s Chhattisgarh cabinet in 2000.

A successor of Charan Das Mahant, Baghel, Congress' prominent OBC face in Chhattisgarh, contested from Patan constituency and defeated BJP's Motilal Sahu by a margin of 27,477 votes.

After losing in 2008, Baghel staged a comeback in 2013 and then rose to the position of PCC chief. He is largely credited with leading Congress to a thumping victory in the recently concluded State Assembly elections.

In the 90-seater Chhattisgarh assembly, Congress won 68 seats while BJP was beaten back to 15, Mayawati's BSP won two and Ajit Jogi's JCC held five seats.

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  • dominic-dsouza-Rudy, mudarangady mauritius

    Sun, Dec 16 2018


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  • SMR, Karkala

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, a relatively unknown name at the national level, was credited for causing the revival for a party, which had lost its entire state leadership in a Naxal attack in 2013.
    On 25 May 2013, Naxalite insurgents of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) attacked a convoy of Indian National Congress leaders in the Darbha Valley in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, India. The attack caused at least 27 deaths, including that of former state minister Mahendra Karma and Chhattisgarh Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel. Vidya Charan Shukla, a senior Congress leader, succumbed to his injuries on 11 June 2013. When the former BJP CM Raman Singh popularity is declining for the third time the party contacted killing of Congress that wiped out the entire state leadership creating a huge vacuum. In that year Raman Singh government for the third straight time elected to power.
    It is a huge task for the new Chief Minister to lead the state of which majority of them are tribal population. The Congress government should also investigate the direct involvement of Dr. Raman Singh in Rs 36,000 Crore PDS scam and Rs 5,000 crore chit-fund scam even after 310 FIRs were registered but no action was taken because CM was involved. The party should also investigate the purchase of AgustaWestland VIP helicopters allegations of a commission being paid and the involvement of chief minister Raman Singh's son in the multi-million dollar deal. International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in the Panama Papers, referred to Chief Minister Raman Singh's son Abhishek.
    The BJP's longest-serving Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh is the most corrupt politician who stashed much of his wealth in tax-free havens.
    Jai Hind

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  • Harish, Singapore

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    As usual saala manna!
    Give sollution to root, not out wound!

    Saalamanna votebank gimmik,
    rather than this fix selling prices for all crops, and put more money to irrigation like kindi anekattu

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  • SJM, Brazil

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Better than 15 lakhs promised by feku chaiwala

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Mon, Dec 17 2018

    Only gulamas who works as slaves in other country are asking for 15 rupees. Indians are happy

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  • tarun, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    all the best

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Black day for the state. They have to suffer for their mistake.

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  • Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Black Day for India ..... since 2014 !!!
    All are suffering since then ....

    Only good days for Ambani, Adani, Mallya, Modi, Ramdev & the crony gang !!!

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    All Congress leaders attended the marriage of Isha Ambani

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Soon you will see never ending black days for feku, daku and his foolish bhakts.
    Only 150days to go.

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    We just want him to kill all terrorists and stone pelters of Kashmir before that. We don't want anything from him other than this. We voted him for this particular job.

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Yes you want but he can't. That is the big problem with him. He speaks but can't deliver as little as 1%.
    This is the he is being called feku.

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  • Ronald, Udupi

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    DK is already suffering due to religion agenda in election and no development.

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