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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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States should be allowed to decide on resumption of economic activities

States should be allowed to decide on resumption of economic activities: Chhattisgarh CM

India | May 11, 2020, 08:35 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, in a video-conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other 29 chief ministers, said on Monday that state governments should be given the right to take decisions on the resumption of economic activities within their states.

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Chhattisgarh schools, colleges to remain closed till March 31 amid coronavirus fears

India | Mar 13, 2020, 07:53 AM IST

Amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country, Chhattisgarh government on Thursday declared holiday in schools and colleges till March 31 as a precautionary measure in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak in several parts of the country.

Those who leave Congress with hue and cry, return silently: Bhupesh Baghel

Those who leave Congress with hue and cry, return silently: Bhupesh Baghel

India | Mar 11, 2020, 04:22 PM IST

A day after Union MinisterJyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the Congress, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said those who quit the party after raising a hue and cry, eventually return silently.

Trump's upcoming visit to India a campaign for US polls: Baghel

Trump's upcoming visit to India a campaign for US polls: Baghel

Politics | Feb 23, 2020, 09:28 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday termed US President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to India as a "campaign" for the presidential polls in that country. He said Trump is seeking votes of Indians settled in the US by visiting India.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Singh Baghel

SC stays trial in Chhattisgarh sex CD scam

India | Oct 21, 2019, 01:43 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed trial in the Chhatisgarh sleaze CD matter, where Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has been alleged to be an accused.

Court accepts EOW closure report on land case against Chhattisgarh CM

Court accepts EOW closure report on land case against Chhattisgarh CM

India | Oct 18, 2019, 11:17 PM IST

  A special court in Durg district in Chhattisgarh has accepted a closure report filed by police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) in a 2017 case lodged against Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and his family members for alleged irregularities in a land allotment in an over two-decade-old housing scheme.

Rahul's leadership never been challenged, hope he'll become Cong president again: Bhupesh Baghel

Hope Rahul Gandhi becomes Cong president again: Bhupesh Baghel

India | Oct 10, 2019, 05:17 PM IST

The remark comes amid reports of Rahul's close aides in the party being allegedly targeted and senior leader Salman Khursid's statement about a leadership "vacuum" that caused a flutter in the Congress.

Chhattisgarh government approves 10 percent EWS quota

Chhattisgarh government approves 10 percent EWS quota

India | Aug 28, 2019, 06:32 AM IST

The Union government earlier this year introduced 10 per cent reservation in EWS segment of general category and since then the opposition BJP had been demanding its implementation in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh to raise OBC quota, new district announced

Chhattisgarh to raise OBC quota, new district announced

India | Aug 15, 2019, 07:19 PM IST

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the national flag at Police Parade Ground in Raipur, Baghel also announced creation of a new district, Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, taking the number of districts in the state to 28.  

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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

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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. 

Farmers' loan

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.

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