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
Amid speculation over the possibility of a leadership change in the Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister 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.
Amid rift between Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and State Health Minister TS Singh Deo, State Congress chief Mohan Markam stated that he's not supporter of any of them. "I am the chief of the organization in the state. Neither am I a supporter of (CM) Bhupesh Baghel, nor (State Minister) TS Singh Deo. I am with the organisation, which is supreme," Mohan Markam to mediapersons.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's father Nand Kumar Baghel was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly making derogatory comments against a community. The action comes after a controversy erupted over the alleged remarks of Baghel's father against the Brahmin community.
Action will be taken against him if his remarks are against the society, said Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on September 05 after a First Information Report (FIR) filed against his father by the state police over his comments on boycotting Brahmins.
While addressing BJP party workers in Bastar in Chhattisgarh on September 02, party's national general secretary and state in-charge D Purandeswari made a controversial remark on Congress-led government in Chhattisgarh by saying CM Bhupesh Baghel and his cabinet will get "swept away" if BJP workers spit.
Amid a power tussle in the ruling Congress in Chhattisgarh, the party's central leadership has called Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to Delhi on Friday, just days after he had met Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders in the national capital.
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday with Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and his rival TS Singh Deo meeting the former Congress chief for nearly three and a half hour.
Chhattisgarh: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and CM Bhupesh Baghel hold a meeting with top officials in Jagdalpur, over the naxal attack in which 14 security personnel lost their lives.
असम में 100 सीटों पर जीत पाएगी कांग्रेस- छत्तीसगढ़ के सीएम भूपेश बघेल
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel disbursed the fourth installment of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana and 15th and 16th installments of Godhan Nyay Yojana on March 21.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on February 28 alleged that the corruption in Assam is flourishing under the protection of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
While addressing a press conference in Raipur on February 07, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel spoke on Union Budget 2021-2022. CM Baghel said, "Cess on petrol and diesel introduced in the Union Budget should be withdrawn. It will burden the common people and cause inflation."
While addressing a press conference in Raipur, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel spoke on farmers protest. CM Baghel said, "There is conspiracy to end farmer's protest. They (farmers) are being defamed. Their demands are valid. They have been protesting for last 2 months, government can agree to their demands." "Centre should adopt 'Chhattisgarh model', no farmer will stage protest," he added.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel accused BJP of maligning any sort of protests. Baghel said that BJP called them Pakistani, Khalistani and even alleged them of being middleman's broker, but they won't be successful in their attempts in suppressing farmers.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at latter's residence in Delhi on November 17.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel performed Govardhan Puja at his residence in Raipur on November 15. Govardhan Puja is celebrated every year after Diwali.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel visited an exhibition at Budha Talab in Raipur on November 09.
The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel laid the foundation stone for beautification and expansion of Mata Kaushalya temple in Raipur.
On reports of deaths of nearly 50 cows in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that strict action will be taken.
On the occasion of Hareli festival, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel attended the celebrations on July 20 where he launched a scheme named 'Godhan Nyay Yojana'.