Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday refuted hypothesis on a potential change of guard within the Congress-ruled State forward of an impending go to by former celebration president Rahul Gandhi, the dates for which haven’t been introduced but.

Pressed by reporters on the Raipur helipad concerning the BJP drawing a parallel between Punjab and Chhattisgarh vis-a-vis dissensions inside the Congress items within the two States, Mr. Baghel replied obliquely: “Chhattisgarh will at all times stay Chhattisgarh. It can’t grow to be Punjab. The 2 States have just one similarity – each have numbers of their title. Punjab is land of
punj (5)
aab (water), 5 rivers. Equally, Chhattisgarh has derived its title from
chhattisgarh (36 forts). No different States have numbers of their title.”

Mr. Baghel was made Chief Minister reportedly on a rotation method labored out by then celebration president Rahul Gandhi in 2018 whereby he was at hand over the stewardship of the State authorities to Cupboard colleague, Well being Minister T.S. Singh Deo, this 12 months. There was, nevertheless, no official announcement a few power-sharing deal to that impact.

Whereas each the Chief Minister and the Well being Minister have prevented direct public statements on the rotation method within the current previous, Mr. Baghel has proven no signal of any willingness to step down. His supporters, in truth, level to his being named as senior observer for the Congress forward of the Meeting election in Uttar Pradesh as an endorsement of his management in Chhattisgarh.

His supporters consider the Congress shouldn’t be ready to dislodge the highly effective OBC chief at a juncture when the BJP is tightening its grip over OBCs throughout the nation.

‘CM scored a purpose’

“I feel Mr. Chief Minister has scored a purpose and a potential win,” a Congress MLA quipped whereas glued to an English Premier League soccer match.

Amid hypothesis of potential management change within the State, round two dozen celebration MLAs, believed to be near the Chief Minister, flew to Delhi prior to now few days.

“Many celebration legislators are tenting in Delhi to fulfill AICC in-charge of Chhattisgarh P.L. Punia forward of Rahul Gandhi’s proposed tour of the State”, a senior celebration chief instructed
The Hindu .

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