Bhupesh Baghel (born 23 August 1961) is an Indian politician, from Chhattisgarh. He is a member of Indian National Congress and the current President of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee since October, 2014. He is an elected member of Chhattisgarh Assembly. His assembly constituency is Patan (District Durg). Four-time MLA from Chhattisgarh's Patan, Bhpuesh Baghel is a veteran Congress leader and the current president of party's state committee. Baghel joined Indian Youth Congress (IYC) in 1985 and was President, IYC Durg District (rural) from 1990 to 1994. He was Vice President of Madhya Pradesh Youth Congress (1994–95). Baghel served in Digvijay Singh's cabinet (Madhya Pradesh), first as incharge of Public Grievance Department and then later as Minister of Transport. When the state of Chhattisgarh was created by the Government of India in November 2000, Baghel became First Minister for Revenue, Public Health Engineering and relief work (until 2003). He was Deputy Leader of Opposition in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly from 2003 to 2008.read more
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"I want to contest election against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If Congress gives me a ticket, I will contest to defeat him and make Rahul Gandhi the next Prime Minister of India", said Nand Kumar Baghel
CM Baghel's decision comes months after West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh governments withdrew the general consent accorded to the CBI to probe cases in the state.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday assigned portfolios to his Cabinet colleagues, keeping finance and mining with himself and giving the crucial home department to senior leader Tamradhwaj Sahu.
While the state Congress leaders hailed the Cabinet expansion for giving representation to leaders from all sections and regions, the opposition BJP said it showed "differences" within the ruling party.
Over 1,700 tribal farmers in Chhattisgarh worst naxal-hit Bastar area will get back more than 1,700 hectares of land acquired for now-abandoned Tata steel project, state government officials said on Monday.
TS Singh Deo and Tamradhwaj Sahu had taken oath as ministers on December 17 when Baghel sworn in as chief minister.
Baghel said his government will devise a new strategy that will involve talks with people affected by Naxal activities, including tribals, and others to resolve the three-decade-old Maoist problem that has claimed several lives.
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Fulfilling the pre-poll promises made by the Congress, order to waive off farmers’ agricultural loans were issued by newly elected chief ministers of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on Monday.
Shortly after taking charge, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel on Monday issued order to waive off farmers’ agricultural loans, fulfilling pre-poll promise made by the Congress ahead state assembly polls.
BSP chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, whose parties have extended support to the Congress government, were conspicuous by their absence.
BSP chief Mayawati, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav have skipped the oath-taking ceremony in Jaipur
After stunning victory of Congress in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, chief ministers of the three key states will be sworn in at different ceremonies in their respective states on Monday.
Baghel is a powerful leader of the OBC community which makes up 52 per cent of the state's 2.55 crore population.
Baghel, Congress' prominent OBC face in Chhattisgarh, contested from Patan constituency and defeated BJP's Motilal Sahu by a margin of 27,477 votes.
After selecting chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi held hectic parleys with top party leaders on Saturday to decide on the top post for Chhattisgarh.
The party high command summoned senior leaders of state unit including TS Singh Deo, Bhupesh Baghel and Charan Das Mahant to Delhi on Friday.
Chhattisgarh Assembly Polls: According to political pundits, the party of the favourite CM candidate is likely to win the polls. This fact becomes even more crucial for Congress as it has failed to field a CM candidate even few days before the polls.
Raipur: Women are not safe in the BJP government's rule in Chhattisgarh, main Opposition in the state, Congress has alleged.“It is unfortunate that the BJP, which succeeded in forming the government in the state by