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Bhupesh Baghel Bhupesh Baghle DOB: 23 August 1961

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.

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Pragya

BJP has only goons to field from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat: Bhupesh Baghel

Apr 21, 2019, 06:42 AM IST

Thakur is out on bail in the 2008 blast case and she is under fire for claiming that IPS officer Hemant Karkare was killed during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack as she had "cursed" him for "torturing" her.

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Lok Sabh Elections 2019: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel's father wishes to contest against PM Modi

Mar 26, 2019, 01:27 PM IST

"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

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel.

After Andhra, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh withdraws consent to CBI to probe cases

India | Jan 11, 2019, 09:59 AM IST

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.

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Baghel assigns portfolios; keeps finance, gives home to Tamradhwaj Sahu

India | Dec 27, 2018, 07:47 PM IST

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.

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Chhattisgarh cabinet expansion: CM Bhupesh Baghel adds 9 ministers to his workforce

Politics | Dec 25, 2018, 04:57 PM IST

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.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel

Farmers in Chhattisgarh’s naxal-hit Bastar to get back land acquired for Tata steel project

India | Dec 25, 2018, 10:34 AM IST

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.

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh Cabinet: 10 MLAs likely to take oath as ministers on December 25

India | Dec 23, 2018, 09:51 PM IST

TS Singh Deo and Tamradhwaj Sahu had taken oath as ministers on December 17 when Baghel sworn in as chief minister.  

No withdrawal of troops from Maoist-hit areas: Chhattisgarh

No withdrawal of troops from Maoist-hit areas: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

India | Dec 23, 2018, 02:33 PM IST

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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Journalist linked to 'sex CD' case appointed as Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel's advisor

India | Dec 21, 2018, 09:51 AM IST

Vinod Verma's name had cropped in the 'sex CD' episode last year. 

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Will waiving off farmers' loan help Congress in 2019? Share your opinion with India TV

India | Dec 18, 2018, 12:07 PM IST

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. 

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Bhupesh Baghel, newly elected chief minister of Chhattisgarh waived short agricultural loans of farmers

India | Dec 17, 2018, 11:52 PM IST

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.


Cong CMs' swearing-in: Gehlot, Nath, Baghel take oath as Chief Ministers of Raj, MP and C'garh respectively

India | Dec 17, 2018, 11:05 PM IST

BSP chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, whose parties have extended support to the Congress government, were conspicuous by their absence.

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel

Congress CMs' swearing-in: Bhupesh Baghel takes oath as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

India | Dec 17, 2018, 06:48 PM IST

BSP chief Mayawati, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav have skipped the oath-taking ceremony in Jaipur

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Kamal Nath in MP, Baghel in Chhattisgarh, Gehlot in Rajasthan to be sworn in as Congress CMs today; Rahul to attend

India | Dec 17, 2018, 06:24 AM IST

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.

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Bhupesh Baghel set to take oath as Chhattisgarh CM: Know the leader who steered Congress to stupendous victory

Dec 16, 2018, 04:15 PM IST

Baghel is a powerful leader of the OBC community which makes up 52 per cent of the state's 2.55 crore population.

The announcement was made by the Congress on its official

Bhupesh Baghel declared new Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, to take oath tomorrow

Dec 16, 2018, 02:56 PM IST

Baghel, Congress' prominent OBC face in Chhattisgarh, contested from Patan constituency and defeated BJP's Motilal Sahu by a margin of 27,477 votes.

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Chhattisgarh: Rahul hints at resolving CM tussle, announcement today

Dec 16, 2018, 01:12 AM IST

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.

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Chhattisgarh: Congress defers decision on CM till Saturday

Dec 14, 2018, 11:57 PM IST

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 Elections 2018: Key chief ministerial

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: Will Raman Singh secure 4th term or Ajit Jogi pull a 'Kumaraswamy'?

Nov 12, 2018, 10:14 AM IST

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.

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Women unsafe in BJP rule in Chhattisgarh: Congress

Politics | Jan 11, 2015, 01:08 PM IST

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

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