Bhupesh Baghel: News

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.

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu new Himachal CM, Mukesh Agnihotri his deputy

Congress leader and four-time MLA Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will be the new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh.

Chhattisgarh: 11-year-old rescued from borewell in 104-hour 'longest ever' operation

An 11-year-old boy, who fell down a borewell in Chhattisgarh's Janjgir Champa district on Tuesday night, was rescued following a 104-hour rescue effort.

09 Mar 2022


Chhattisgarh Budget: CM Baghel carries briefcase made of cow dung

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 2021


Kalicharan Maharaj arrested for insulting Mahatma Gandhi at 'Dharma Sansad'

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 2021


Chhattisgarh: Congress MLAs reach Delhi; speculations rife over leadership change

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 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Journalist utters 'bl**dy' on TV while referring to Rahul Gandhi

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 2021


CM Baghel's father sent to custody over remarks against Brahmins

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 2021


Chhattisgarh Congress crisis: CM Bhupesh Baghel meets Rahul Gandhi again

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 2021


RaGa meets Baghel, Deo; 'no discussion on Chhattisgarh CM change'

After Punjab, another crisis brews for the Indian National Congress in Chhattisgarh where the party was said to have a stable government.

24 Aug 2020


Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

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 2020


Chhattisgarh: Government extends lockdown till August 6 in worst-hit districts

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 2020


Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

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 2020


UP and MP will bring distressed migrant workers home

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 2020


'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

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 2019


Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time

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 2019


Modi-led BJP loses 5th state in one year: Details here

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 2019

West Bengal

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

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 2019

Narendra Modi

'Bharat Bachao' rally: Rahul, Priyanka, Sonia tear into BJP

Waking up from its slumber, Congress did something on Saturday to show the country's opposition is not dead after all.

03 Sep 2019


Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi's son arrested from residence

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 2019

Madhya Pradesh

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

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 2019


RaGa's resignation decision is right. Congress should let him go

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 2019


Chhattisgarh CM gets emotional while handing-over state Congress chief post

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 2018


Newly-sworn Chhattisgarh CM expands cabinet, inducts nine ministers

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 2018


Chhattisgarh: BJP's smartphone distribution scheme stopped by Congress

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 2018


Chhattisgarh: Gas leaks in coal mine, 3 workers die

Three workers died yesterday after gas leaked in an underground coal mine of South Eastern Coalfields Limited in Chhattisgarh's Korba district.

17 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Opposition shows strength at DMK-event, Stalin endorses RaGa as PM

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 2018


Bhupesh Baghel is Chhattisgarh's new Chief Minister

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 2018


RaGa meets top Congress leaders to select next Chhattisgarh CM

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 2018


#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Who will be Chhattisgarh's new CM after Raman Singh?

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 2018


#RoadTo2019: Polling at Chattisgarh's Naxal-hotbed begins, Congress gets big blow

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 2017


FIR against journalist, Chhattisgarh Congress chief over sex CD case

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 2017


Former BBC journalist Vinod Verma arrested in extortion case

On 27th Oct, Senior journalist Vinod Verma was arrested from his Ghaziabad residence in an extortion case.