Raipur: The Congress party is all set to announce the name for the Chief ministerial post today around 1200 hours. On December 15, Congress President Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and posted a picture with Bhupesh Baghel and the other aspirants for the chief minister’s post.
One of the top contender for CM’s post, TS Singh Deo said, “Around 12.30 pm today, after the legislative party meeting, the chief minister’s name will be announced.”
Deo added, “We have more than one eligible name that is why process is taking time, in any case, final results came late on 11th so it has just been four days today. BJP which took more than seven to eight days to appoint its recent chief ministers. So the BJP should not comment on us.”
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Bhupesh Baghel stated, “Mallikarjun Kharge ji and PL Punia ji are arriving in Raipur later today. The name (of the CM) will be announced at the Congress Legislature Party meeting.”
Apart from Congress’ Chhattisgarh chief, Bhupesh Baghel, the others in the race for the chief minister’s chair are Ambikapur lawmaker TS Singh Deo, the party’s OBC wing chief Tamradhwaj Singh and former union minister Chandra’s Mahant.
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State Congress in-charge, PL Punia on Saturday said, “The opinion of all lawmakers will be considered. Governor has given us the time of 4:30 pm on December 17 for the oath-taking ceremony. So what’s the hurry?”
It is to be mentioned that after the election result declared on December 11, Congress ended the BJP’s 15-year rule in Chhattisgarh in the recently concluded Assembly elections by winning 68 of the 90 seats.
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