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Bhupesh Baghel will continue as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh: State Home Minister

Bhupesh Baghel completed two and a half years in June this year.


Amid speculation of a possible change in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh, state Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu on Sunday said Bhupesh Baghel would continue as the chief minister.

Notably, Mr. Sahu was one of the contenders for the chief minister’s post in Chhattisgarh after the Congress came to power in December 2018.

“We believe that those who become chief ministers continue to hold this post. Depending on the circumstances, sometimes they are transferred in just two-four months, sometimes they go on for 15-20 years. As of now Bhupesh Baghel is the chief minister and he will continue (on the post).”

In June 2021, after Mr. Baghel completed two-and-a-half years as chief minister, the speculation started.

Congress leader TS Singh Deo’s loyalists had claimed that the party high command had agreed to a rotational chief ministership between Bhupesh Baghel and Mr Singhdeo in 2018.

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