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Bhupesh Baghel is the new Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

December 17, 2018

Bhupesh Baghel will be the new Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh . The announcement was made on Sunday after a lot of speculation about the post.

There were four main contenders from Congress for the post in Chhattisgarh and Bhupesh Baghel's name came out as the party's choice.

Party President Rahul Gandhi had meetings with the four senior contenders, Bhupesh Baghel, TS Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu and Charan Das Mahant. Congress Legislature Party meeting finally decided on the selection of the Chief Minister.

Bhupesh Baghel is a senior Congress leader from Chhattisgarh and is being credited for the massive victory of the congress party in the state.

Baghel will take oath as the Chief Minister at 5 pm today while other minsters of his team will be sworn in on a later date.

The selection of Bhupesh Baghel as CM of Chhattisgarh saw mixed reactions on the social media.

khemchand sharma‏Verified account @SharmaKhemchand tweeted, "Friends, let's strongly criticize @INCIndia to nominate sex offender Bhupesh Baghel as #Chattisgarh CM on the occasion of sixth anniversary of horrific #Nirbhaya case.... It shows congress's anti women mentality. Shame on them. pic.twitter.com/Ff4qa1KcQd"

Jaiveer Shergill‏Verified account @JaiveerShergill wrote," All set for swearing -in ceremony tomo-good to be back in Chhattisgarh congratulations to CM designate @Bhupesh_Baghel Ji ; @SinghRPN @plpunia Ji -amazing to meet workers who can't stop smiling -it's their 15 long years of hard work which transformed into this victory !!"

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