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
Earlier, the EC had prohibited the conduct of any form of mass political gatherings and clamped restrictions for a week in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab, and Manipur.
The saffron party suffered a jolt on Tuesday when three of its MLAs resigned citing "ignorance of the state government" of the poor and weaker section of society.
In an apparent attack targetting RSS, the ideological mentor of BJP, the Congress leader said, “You can see their culture. They wear shorts and black hats and play the drums. These are not Indian costumes. They are inspired by the same (Hitler and Mussolini) and work accordingly.”
PM Narendra Modi has announced that the government has decided to repeal the three farm laws, which were at the centre of protests by farmers for the past year, and appealed to the protesting farmers to return home.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel would take a decision on reduction of value-added tax (VAT) on fuel prices in a cabinet meeting scheduled to be held on November 22.
The Union government had on Wednesday cut excise duty on petrol by Rs 5 per litre and that on diesel by Rs 10 a litre to give reprieve to consumers battered by record-high retail fuel prices.
As per the tradition, on Govardhan puja that is celebrated on the next day of Diwali, a person is beaten up with the whip with full force on his hands as people believe that the practice helps in getting rid of the problems and bringing good luck.
2 policemen were suspended after a speeding car allegedly ploughed into a Durga Pooja procession in Jashpur district on Friday, killing a person and leaving 17 more injured.
"I was stopped at the Lucknow airport. I told them that I was there to meet Priyanka Gandhi but still was not allowed to exit the airport. But we had never stopped Yogi ji," Baghel added.
Kishor had worked for the TMC in the March-April assembly polls and shares a very good relationship with the party's top brass.
In a related development, a senior official said that the government has taken note of the fact that Priyanka spoke to some news channels on the phone while she was in custody.
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, who has been appointed as AICC senior observer for UP Assembly elections, will also visit Lakhimpur today.
Baghel, in Raipur, said the visit by the Congress MLAs to Delhi should not be seen through the prism of politics.
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday asserted that his state can never become Punjab, and said the two states bear only one similarity - that of having numbers in their names.
The political corridor in Chhattisgarh has been rife with speculation of possible leadership change in the Congress government soon as around two dozen party MLAs, considered close to Baghel, flew to Delhi in the last three days.
The Congress on Saturday appointed Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel as a senior observer for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls next year.
The number of Congress MLAs known to be close to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel who are camping in Delhi is rising with more legislators reaching the national capital.
Earlier in August, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had met Rahul Gandhi at the latter's residence.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's father Nand Kumar Baghel was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly making derogatory remarks against a community.
The comments triggered a controversy with Bahgel reacting by saying that "if anyone spits on the sky, it falls on one's own face".