Bhupesh Baghel Is New Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Tweets Congress: Updates

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister: Yesterday, Rahul Gandhi tweeted an image of him posing with all the four contenders -- Bhupesh Baghel, TS Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu, and Charan Das Mahant.

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Bhupesh Baghel Is New Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Tweets Congress: Updates

The Chhattisgarh chief minister was announced after a Congress legislative party meet in Raipur.

New Delhi: 

Bhupesh Baghel to be the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Congress today announced. "Celebrations are in order in Chhattisgarh as @Bhupesh_Baghel is appointed CM. We wish him the best as he forms a govt. of equality, transparency & integrity starting off with farm loan waiver for farmers as we promised," the party posted on their official Twitter account along with an image of the state Congress chief , Bhupesh Baghel. The win for congress on December 11 meant that party chief Rahul Gandhi had to pick three chief ministers. With two states - Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan done earlier this week, the decision to name the top pick of Chhattisgarh was made today after a legislative party meet in Raipur. Yesterday, Rahul Gandhi tweeted an image of him posing with all the four contenders -- Bhupesh Baghel, TS Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu, and Charan Das Mahant. Congress put an end to a 15-year BJP rule in Chhattisgarh by winning 68 of the 90 seats in the assembly elections.

Here are the updates for Chhattisgarh Chief Minister announcement:




Dec 16, 2018
16:09 (IST)
Bhupesh Baghel on Maoism (as quoted by news agency ANI) 

"The problem of naxalism is a very serious problem. Nobody can solve it instantly. They have a very strong hold. We will be successful in eliminating them if firm steps are taken with the support of the people in the naxal-affected areas".


Dec 16, 2018
16:01 (IST)
"Our priorities are loan waiver, paddy procurement and SIT for Jhiram massacre investigation", Bhupesh Baghel told NDTV's Anurag Dwary
Dec 16, 2018
15:22 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi gave a chance to all MLAs to put forth their views. The final decision taken by him is acceptable to all of us. High command's decision is final. We have to work for the people of Chhattisgarh for the 5 years to come, TS Singh Deo said. 
Dec 16, 2018
14:49 (IST)
Congress Committee's observer for Chhattisgarh, Mallikarjun Kharge:


  • Everyone echoed the resolution that whoever Rahul Gandhi chooses, that person will be the Chief Minister
  • Three meeting were held. The decision was a really tough one
  • Every one of the candidate were brought about results qually and that's why the decision was a tough one
  • Rahul Gandhi spoke to all four leaders
  • Rahul Ji's message was that Bhupesh Baghel will be chosen to be the chief minister
  • It was one voice
  • All the other candidates accepted the decision
  • Bhupesh Baghel accepted the post as well
  • We have come to power after 15 years. We have a huge responsibility. We are confident of our unity
  • Bhupesh Baghel will take oath as the chief minister at 5 pm tomorrow
  • Decision on the rest of the cabinet will be made later on
Dec 16, 2018
14:31 (IST)
Dec 16, 2018
14:23 (IST)
Congress made the announcement on Twitter saying:

"Celebrations are in order in Chhattisgarh as @Bhupesh_Baghel is appointed CM. We wish him the best as he forms a govt. of equality, transparency & integrity starting off with farm loan waiver for farmers as we promised."

Dec 16, 2018
13:43 (IST)
Congress sources said the race for Chhattisgarh Chief Ministerends with the state congress chief Bhupesh Baghel chosen as the Chief Minister. 




Dec 16, 2018
13:24 (IST)
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Likely To Be Announced Today, 4 Contenders In The Race
A day after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi met all the four contenders for the chief ministerial post of Chhattisgarh, the party is expected to announce the name of man for the top job today.
Dec 16, 2018
13:19 (IST)
Dec 16, 2018
13:19 (IST)
Posters of Bhupesh Baghel, the top contender, being printed in Raipur. 

Dec 16, 2018
13:12 (IST)
Yesterday, the party held a series of meetings and the four contenders for the post -- T S Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu, Bhupesh Baghel and Charan Das Mahant met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. The meeting ended with Mr Gandhi's photo post with the four leaders.

Dec 16, 2018
13:12 (IST)
December 11 results of the Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh put an end to a 15-year rule by BJP in the state. The Congress emerged victorious winning 68 of the 90 assembly seats. 5 days and a series of meeting later, the announcement for the Chief Minister in the state is to be made today. 

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