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Who is Bhupesh Baghel?

Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel.   | Photo Credit: Sushil kumar Verma

The Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel was elected as the Chief Minister of the State on Sunday.

It was announced at the Congress Legislature Party meeting in Raipur.

Born on August 23, 1961, Bhupesh Baghel, has been holding the State party chief post since October 24. In the Assembly Elections 2018, he was elected from Patan.


Mr. Baghel started his political career under the guidance of the late Chandulal Chandrakar in the early 1980s. He held the post of vice-president of MP Youth Congress in 1994-95.

In December 1998, he was appointed the Minister of State for Public Grievance in the Digvijay Singh cabinet.

When Chhattisgarh was formed, he was the first Minister for Revenue, Public Health Engineering and Relief Work till 2003. When BJP came to power in 2003, he became the deputy leader of the Opposition.

In 2008 Assembly elections, he lost in Patan. He lost both his parliamentary elections in 2004 and 2009.

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