Amid a tussle within the ruling Congress in Chhattisgarh, AICC chief KC Venugopal on Saturday appointed Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel as the party’s senior observer for the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
With Health Minister TS Singh Deo and Baghel claiming the CM post in Chhattisgarh and over a dozen party MLAs camping in Delhi, Baghel’s new assignment is being seen as a clear message by political analysts in the state. Used to be.
While the MLAs have claimed that they are united and want to meet their party leaders for reasons related to the confrontation, sources believe that the MLAs have gone in batches to show their support for the CM if needed. .
“More opportunities are being given to trace Baghel. He was also responsible for the performance of the party during the Assam elections. Despite the party making a mark there, he is now being given the charge of the party’s performance in UP, which has a bigger stake,” said a Congress source.
In Assam, despite Baghel’s intervention and alliances with regional parties, the Congress only managed a vote share of 20 per cent – the alliance managed to bag 50 seats out of a total of 126.
After the announcement, Baghel tweeted, “Respected National President” Sonia Gandhi I have been instructed to become an observer of UP elections. This is a big responsibility. I hope to fulfill all the demands of the senior leaders.
Baghel, who was present in Bemetara on Saturday, told the media that what happened to the ruling Congress in Punjab can never be repeated in Chhattisgarh. On the MLAs’ visit to Delhi, he said, “Everyone is free to go wherever they want.”