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Congress’ Bhupesh Baghel Sworn In As Chhattisgarh CM

The Indian National Congress took a two-third majority in Chhattisgarh as it bagged 68 seats.

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Senior leaders of Congress party’s Chhattisgarh unit, from left, TS Singh Deo, Bhupesh Baghel and Charan Das Mahant in Delhi.
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Bhupesh Baghel took oath as the chief minister of Chhattisgarh on Monday, 17 December. The venue of the oath-taking ceremony was changed from Science College ground to Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium in Raipur, due to continuous rainfall.

Tamradhwaj Sahu and TS Singh Deo were sworn in as ministers.

Baghel was appointed as the chief minister of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, 16 December. The party has not appointed any deputy chief minister for the state.

The Congress won a two-thirds majority in Chhattisgarh, bagging 68 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came second with only 15 seats, and Mayawati-Ajit Jogi’s JCC+ alliance managed to win in 7 constituencies.

Snapshot
  • Bhupesh Bhagel has been sworn in as the new chief minister of Chhattisgarh
  • Tamradhwaj Sahu and TS Singh Deo were sworn in as ministers
  • The Congress won 68 seats, BJP bagged 15 constituencies, and of JCC+ managed to get only 7 seats

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1:21 AM , 18 Dec

Chhattisgarh Govt to Waive Short-Term Agri Loans: CM

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday announced that his government will waive short-term agricultural loans of farmers, fulfilling a promise made by the Congress ahead of the just concluded state assembly polls.

“Congress President Rahul Gandhi had announced that farm loans will be waived within 10 days and that Minimum Support Price (MSP) for maize will be increased to Rs 2500 from Rs 1700 per quintal. These two decisions have been taken today,” Baghel said at a rally.

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10:42 PM , 17 Dec

Govt Sets Up SIT to Probe Jhiram Ghati Killings

Bhupesh Baghel said that the government has decided to set up a SIT in the Jhiram Ghati massacre where 29 people including top Congress leaders were killed, reported news agency ANI.

“Total 29 people including prominent leaders like Nand Kumar Patel were killed. Conspirators haven't been exposed. No such massacre of politicians ever took place in history. To nab the culprits, a SIT has been formed,” Baghel said while announcing the decision.

10:16 PM , 17 Dec

Decision on Loan Waiver Taken, Says Bhupesh Baghel

Newly appointed Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that his government has decided to waive farm loans, reported news agency ANI.

“Congress President Rahul Gandhi had announced that farm loans will be waived within 10 days and that Minimum Support Price (MSP) for maize will be increased to Rs 2500 from Rs 1700 per quintal. These two decisions have been taken today,” he said.

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6:35 PM , 17 Dec

Tamradhwaj Sahu, TS Singh Deo Also Take Oath

Congress MLAs Tamradhwaj Sahu and TS Singh Deo were sworn in as cabinet ministers. Both Sahu and Deo were CM contenders.


Published: 10 Dec 2018, 1:19 PM IST
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