Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel was on Monday sworn in as the chief minister of Chhattisgarh. MLAs TS Singh Deo and Tamradhwaj Sahu, who were front-runners for the CM’s post, were sworn in as ministers.
Representative Anandiben Patel directed the pledge of office and mystery to Baghel, 57, and the two amid the swearing-in service at the Balbeer Juneja Indoor Stadium here.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and previous Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were among the pioneers from over the political range who went to the occasion. Others present included AICC general secretary Mallikarjun Kharge, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, his agent Sachin Pilot, Puducherry CM V Narayansamy, MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, Punjab serve Navjot Singh Sidhu, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and Loktantrik Janata Dal pioneer Sharad Yadav. Baghel’s antecedent Raman Singh was likewise present.
The Congress on Sunday named Baghel, a five-time MLA from Patan, to head the state Congress Legislature Party. Baghel, who assumed responsibility as Congress state president after 2013 get together surveys, was credited for the enormous triumph of the gathering in the ongoing Assembly surveys where Congress won 68 situates in the 90-part House.
The BJP, which was in power in the state since 2003, packed away only 15 situates in the races.
Baghel assumed a key job in restoring the gathering which had endured three back to back thrashings in the get together surveys. Baghel, who hails from Kurmi OBC people group, has turned into the third individual to be the central pastor of the state. Before him, Raman Singh had filled in as CM in the BJP government for three back to back terms beginning from 2003.
After the arrangement of Chhattisgarh state in 2000, Ajit Jogi had turned into the primary boss priest of the state driving a Congress government from 2000 to 2003. A scion of past illustrious group of Surguja, Deo is a three-time MLA from Surguja situate. Congress MP from Durg Lok Sabha situate Tamradhwaj Sahu has been chosen from Durg Rural get together seat in the as of late held surveys.