Amidst the constant stir in the politics of Chhattisgarh, many of the Congress MLAs who had camped in Delhi for almost a week came back to Raipur on Monday evening, some are still staying in Delhi.
Raipur: Several MLAs of the party, who had been camping in Delhi for the past few days, finally returned to Raipur on Monday evening amid reports of alleged split in the chief minister’s post and change of leadership in Chhattisgarh. These MLAs, who reached Raipur on Monday evening from New Delhi by a special plane, said ‘All is well’.Also Read – 8 killed in violent clashes in Lakhimpur Kheri, internet service suspended in the area; Many opposition leaders including Akhilesh, Priyanka will go today
Since the completion of two and a half years of the Bhupesh Baghel government in the month of June in Chhattisgarh, there has been a constant stir in the politics of the state. There is talk of division of two and a half years for the post of Chief Minister in the state. In the midst of these discussions, many of the MLAs who had been camping in the national capital for almost a week, came back to Raipur on Monday. Also Read – Navjot Singh Sidhu again raised the demand to change Punjab Police Chief and Advocate General, said – If we do not do this, then “we will not be able to show our faces”
After reaching Raipur from New Delhi in a special plane on Monday evening, the MLAs said ‘All is well’ during a conversation with reporters. During this, many MLAs also showed signs of victory. When he was asked the reason for doing so, he only said that everything is fine in the state. Also Read – Chhattisgarh: Amidst the tussle, a big change was made in the Congress PCC, many officials changed
Our 10-12 MLAs are still in Delhi for their work. Today, around 35 MLAs have returned. All 70 MLAs are united. PL Punia (Congress state in-charge) will come to Chhattisgarh & talk to us and we’ll make a new strategy for state: Chhattisgarh Congress MLA Brihaspat Singh, in Raipur pic.twitter.com/JSRQblAznH
— ANI (@ANI) October 4, 2021
When reporters asked the MLAs the reason for going to New Delhi after reaching Raipur, most of the MLAs said that they were in Delhi on personal matters. However, party sources say that the MLAs had gone to the national capital to express solidarity in favor of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
Sant Ram Netam, MLA from Keshkal assembly seat of Bastar region, said during this time, “We had gone to (Delhi) for personal work. When we met all the MLAs there, we tried to meet our state in-charge PL Punia also. But he was out of Delhi so it could not happen. Netam said that “Rahul Gandhi ji’s visit to Chhattisgarh is proposed and we all wanted to request him to visit his respective districts through Punia ji.” He said, “Everything is fine. We will keep going to Delhi for our work and will meet our leaders.”
Around 35 MLAs have returned on Monday evening and some are still staying in Delhi.
Vinod Sevenlal Chandrakar, MLA from Mahasamund seat said, “All is well. There is nothing like speculation about a change of leadership.” Chandrakar said that “the way things were going on in the media that the Chief Minister is going to change. Nothing like that. These were all things projected by the BJP and the RSS. The Congress MLA said that around 35 MLAs have returned to the capital on Monday evening and some MLAs are still staying in Delhi. Chandrakar said that the Delhi visit of the MLAs should not be given a political colour.
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Laljit Singh Rathia, MLA from the state’s Dharamjaygarh constituency, said he and other MLAs had gone to extend support to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. However, he did not give any other details. Rathia said that he has received information from state in-charge PL Punia that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will come to attend the inauguration ceremony of Ram Van Gaman Tourist Circuit at Chandkhuri village in Raipur district on October 7.
MLAs close to Baghel went to Delhi
In June this year, after the completion of two and a half years of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s tenure, the discussion about the formula for the alleged division of the Chief Minister’s post for two and a half years is in full swing. During the last few days, MLAs considered close to Baghel have visited Delhi.
MLAs were trying to meet senior Congress leaders
According to Congress sources in the state, the MLAs were trying to meet senior Congress leaders in the national capital to express their solidarity with Chief Minister Baghel.
Earlier on Thursday, Chief Minister Baghel had said that the Delhi visit of Congress MLAs should not be seen through the prism of politics.
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At the same time, State Health Minister TS Singhdeo, who is considered as a contender for the chief minister’s post, also did not pay attention to the MLAs’ visit to Delhi and said that it should not be made an issue. When asked about a possible change of leadership in the state, Singhdeo had reiterated that the decision was reserved with the party high command.
The relationship between Baghel and Singhdev has not been smooth since the formation of the government.
The relationship between Baghel and Singhdev has not been smooth since the formation of the Congress government in Chhattisgarh in 2018. In June 2021, after Baghel completed two and a half years in the post of Chief Minister, the camp of Health Minister TS Singhdeo had claimed that the high command had given consent for the post of Chief Minister for two and a half years.
In August, 54 out of 70 MLAs were in support of Baghel.
After the controversy over the chief minister’s post in the state, the Congress high command had called Baghel and Singhdeo to Delhi in August to resolve the dispute. When Baghel was in Delhi, 54 out of 70 Congress MLAs visited Delhi in his support.
Rahul Gandhi agreed to visit the state
After returning from Delhi, Chief Minister Baghel told reporters that party leader Rahul Gandhi has agreed to visit the state on his invitation. Baghel had also said that those who are talking about the post of Chief Minister for two-and-a-half years are trying to promote political instability in the state.