Greater than three years after he reportedly got here near being appointed the chief minister of Chhattisgarh, the state’s Dwelling Minister and senior Congress chief Tamradhwaj Sahu resigned because the nationwide president of the get together’s Different Backward Class (OBC) division on Friday.
This resignation is more likely to once more gas hypothesis about inside fissures within the state Congress, undermining Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s makes an attempt to dismiss discuss of management change within the state. Some leaders within the get together claimed that Sahu, the MLA from Durg, by no means gave up on his ambition to be chief minister although he has by no means publicly talked about it.
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In his resignation letter, the minister claimed that he resigned as he was busy with two essential posts and couldn’t dedicate time to the OBC wing. However, he’s believed to have been sad with the get together about allegedly being uncared for. Occasion insiders stated Sahu wished to marketing campaign for the Congress within the Meeting elections in 5 states identical to Baghel however wasn’t accorded a lot significance.
“Regardless of elections in a number of states, he was not made campaigner anyplace. The get together has been taking part in the OBC card however the OBC wing’s nationwide president was lacking from the election campaigns. This has made him think about his skilled priorities,” stated a supply near the minister.
The style of Sahu’s resignation can be telling. It’s learnt that he stop the put up virtually a fortnight in the past however wished handy over the letter to the Gandhis in particular person. The minister visited Delhi however reportedly didn’t get an appointment to satisfy them. In the long run, he handed over his resignation letter to KC Venugopal, the Congress common secretary accountable for organisation. He returned to Raipur earlier than tweeting it on Friday.
Inside hours, the get together launched an announcement, saying it “appreciates the contributions” of Sahu, and appointed former Haryana minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav as his alternative. Some sources stated the get together’s prime management felt a change was required within the OBC wing since Sahu had been at its helm for greater than 4 years.
The minister’s resignation is more likely to strengthen the murmurs a few disaster in Chhattisgarh Congress that gained power final 12 months after a collection of journeys to Delhi by state ministers, mayors, MLAs, and different get together leaders. On the time, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi promised to go to the state inside every week and finish the squabbles as soon as and for all. However Gandhi ended up visiting the state solely earlier this month. He attended an exhibition on the “Chhattisgarh Mannequin” of governance, however no feedback had been made on power-sharing preparations.
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At one level, in line with political observers, Sahu was Baghel’s selection to exchange him, if in any respect. However together with his resignation from a outstanding get together put up, the way forward for the as soon as chief ministerial contender is now clouded. With just one place to dedicate his time to, it is going to be attention-grabbing to see what he has in retailer for the Congress within the state.