The political crisis in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh is showing no signs of abating as state Health Minister TS Singh Deo on Thursday took a dig at Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
Baghel and Singh Deo have alternately accused each other of pushing the government into turmoil over the issue of the chief minister’s post.
“If a person plays for a team, doesn’t he think of becoming the captain? Wouldn’t you like to be one? Everyone thinks about him but the question is not of his thoughts, but of his abilities,” Singh Deo was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“He (Bhupesh Baghel) can be CM for 50 years or 10 years or 2 years. It is not settled,” Singh Deo said, adding that “there is rivalry even between siblings”.
“There are healthy competitions. I will fulfill the responsibility given by the high command.
The comment comes exactly two days after both Baghel and Singh Deo meet senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi According to sources, the rotation of the chief minister’s post was discussed for about three hours. However, no final decision was taken on handing over the command to Singh Deo.
party sources said five-year division There was a discussion between Rahul Gandhi, Singh Deo and Baghel before the decision taken by the Congress leadership to nominate Baghel as CM in mid-December 2018. The post was to be shared between the two contenders, with Baghel putting it first. Two and a half years, then Singh Deo. However, Baghel has repeatedly denied any such agreement.
On Thursday, Singh Deo also insisted that “the party never talked about the 2.5-year formula,” and that it was “just a media speculation”. “The high command decides the role of the people in the party. We shoulder those responsibilities,” he said.
AICC leader in charge of Chhattisgarh PL Punia had earlier said that the issue of change of leadership was not discussed in the meeting with Gandhi. However, as reported by Naveen BharatSources said that this was the central point of the discussion, in which both Baghel and Singh Deo gave their views. Sources said that the Chief Minister has been asked to consider the proposal.
Meanwhile, the opposition BJP Accused the Congress party of trying to destabilize the state government. BJP MLA from Kurud, Ajay Chandrakar said in a tweet on Thursday, “Honorable Chief Minister, the post of ‘Chief Minister’ is not that of an individual but of an institution. Which is trying to destabilize the government of three-fourth majority. ‘Delhi Darbar’ or something else..? You should clarify. Your statement will affect the development of Chhattisgarh.