Articles about Bhupesh Baghel
Bhupesh Baghel is a senior leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) and the current Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. Baghel entered politics in the early 1980s and became the Vice-President of its Madhya Pradesh unit in 1994-95. He was first elected to the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the Patan constituency in 1993. He retained the seat in the 1998 elections and served as a Cabinet minister under Chief Minister Digvijay Singh. After the formation of Chhattisgarh in 2000, Baghel became the new state’s first Minister of Revenue Rehabilitation, Public Health Mechanics, and Relief Work. He was elected from Patan in the 2003 state elections and served as the Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Chhattisgarh Assembly. Though he lost his seat in the 2008 elections, Baghel was re-elected in the 2013 Assembly polls. Appointed as President of the Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) in 2014, Baghel led his party to a massive win in the 2018 state elections, thereby ending the 15-year reign of Raman Singh-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government. Baghel became the third Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh in 2018.
09 Mar 2022India
The Chhattisgarh Assembly witnessed an unusual scene when Chief Minister (CM) Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday brought a briefcase made of cow dung rather than the conventional leather bags to present this year's state budget for the financial year 2022-23.
30 Dec 2021India
Religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj was arrested from Madhya Pradesh's Khajuraho on Thursday morning by the Chhattisgarh Police over his remarks against Mahatma Gandhi.
30 Sep 2021Politics
As the suspense over the possibility of change in leadership in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh continues, the political heat appears to be once again escalating in the state after over a dozen Congress MLAs reached Delhi on Wednesday.
29 Sep 2021India
Navika Kumar, Group Editor and anchor for Times Now, is on the receiving end of criticism after using derogatory language in context of Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi.
07 Sep 2021Politics
Congress leader and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's father, Nand Kumar Baghel, has been sent to a 15-day judicial custody by a court in Raipur for allegedly making derogatory comments about the Brahmin community, news agency ANI reported citing his lawyer.
27 Aug 2021Politics
Amid an ongoing power tussle in the ruling Congress in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel met Rahul Gandhi at the latter's residence on Friday for the second time this week.
24 Aug 2021Politics
After Punjab, another crisis brews for the Indian National Congress in Chhattisgarh where the party was said to have a stable government.
24 Aug 2020Politics
At the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, interim President Sonia Gandhi is likely to offer her resignation, amid a rift that emerged in the party after a letter was sent to her by 23 members demanding an overhaul in the organization.
27 Jul 2020India
As Chhattisgarh continues to witness a surge in COVID-19 cases, the state government on Monday announced that the ongoing lockdown in the worst-hit districts will be extended until August 6.
27 Apr 2020India
Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states on the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown which is supposed to end on May 3.
25 Apr 2020India
The governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh announced on Friday they were working on a plan to bring migrant workers, left to fend for themselves in other states, home. Chhattisgarh is also mulling a similar idea.
22 Jan 2020Politics
After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.
29 Dec 2019Politics
Hemant Soren took oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Sunday, days after the coalition of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) swept assembly polls.
24 Dec 2019Politics
The Narendra Modi government at the Centre may have returned to power with a thumping victory, but there is no denying that the "Modi wave" has waned, at least as far as the regional politics is concerned.
14 Dec 2019Politics
In stern words, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has told states that implementing the Citizenship Act is not a choice, and they will have to follow the law of the land.
14 Dec 2019Politics
Waking up from its slumber, Congress did something on Saturday to show the country's opposition is not dead after all.
03 Sep 2019Politics
In a major blow to former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and founder of Janata Congress Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi, his son Amit was on Tuesday arrested from his Bilaspur residence.
02 Jul 2019Politics
The ambiguity over Congress President Rahul Gandhi's resignation isn't nearing an end. The man, for the first time in his career, took responsibility for the poll debacle and decided to quit.
02 Jul 2019Politics
Rahul Gandhi has committed many political blunders in his career and 2019 elections showed he just can't take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
30 Jun 2019Politics
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed tribal leader Mohan Markam as the chief of the party's Chhattisgarh unit, replacing CM Bhupesh Baghel.
25 Dec 2018Politics
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today conducted the first expansion of his Cabinet by inducting nine Congress MLAs, including a woman legislator, as ministers.
20 Dec 2018Politics
In Chhattisgarh, the scheme of former Chief Minister Raman Singh to distribute smartphones to five million families in the state has been stopped by his successor Bhupesh Baghel, HT reports.
17 Dec 2018India
Three workers died yesterday after gas leaked in an underground coal mine of South Eastern Coalfields Limited in Chhattisgarh's Korba district.
17 Dec 2018Politics
On Sunday, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi went to Tamil Nadu to unveil the statue of DMK patriarch Karunanidhi and the gathering turned into a show of strength of mahagathbandhan or grand alliance with Stalin endorsing Rahul Gandhi's name as PM candidate.
16 Dec 2018Politics
On Sunday, Congress announced Bhupesh Baghel will be the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, four days after the party performed exceptionally well in the Assembly elections.
15 Dec 2018Politics
After selecting chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi held hectic parleys with top party leaders today to decide on the top post for Chhattisgarh.
11 Dec 2018Politics
The people of Chhattisgarh have shown Raman Singh the exit door handing a major upset to Bharatiya Janata Party, which was governing the state since the last fifteen years.
12 Nov 2018Politics
On Monday, Maoist hit areas of Chhattisgarh, including districts of Bastar and Rajnandgaon, went to polls amid heavy security. 18 of the 90 constituencies of the state went to polls today, and the rest will vote on November 20.
28 Oct 2017India
An FIR has been lodged against journalist Vinod Verma and Chhattisgarh Congress President Bhupesh Baghel for allegedly blackmailing a BJP minister over a 'fake sex CD'.
27 Oct 2017India
On 27th Oct, Senior journalist Vinod Verma was arrested from his Ghaziabad residence in an extortion case.