Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel Takes Oath as New Chief Minister
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.
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