Because the suspense over the potential of change in management in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh continues, the political warmth seems to be as soon as once more escalating within the state after over a dozen Congress MLAs reached Delhi on Wednesday.
The political circle within the state was abuzz with hypothesis that the legislators have gone to specific their assist to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
Nonetheless, the MLAs who’ve reached the nationwide capital mentioned their go to was linked with the proposed tour of former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to the state.
“Round 15-16 social gathering MLAs have reached Delhi and are staying at completely different locations. Rahul ji’s go to to Chhattisgarh is proposed. We needed to convey a request to Rahul ji via our state in-charge P L Punia ji that he ought to prolong slightly the length of his tour so that each one the MLAs may get good thing about it,” mentioned Brihaspat Singh, the social gathering MLA from Ramanujganj seat of state.
“Now we have come to Delhi simply to make this request and we’ll communicate to Punia sir on Thursday on this regard. Our go to shouldn’t be seen in different approach,” he advised PTI over telephone from Delhi.
When requested whether or not their go to was aimed toward expressing assist to Mr Baghel, Mr Singh mentioned, “Our social gathering has 70 MLAs (within the 90-member state meeting), of whom 60 legislators had final time advised all the things to Punia ji. When there’s blessing of the excessive command, assist of the MLAs and the chief minister is working properly, then no such challenge (of management change) exists.”
He additionally denied the alleged tussle between Mr Baghel and state well being minister TS Singh Deo and mentioned that each the leaders had just lately shared the stage and exchanged sweets. He additionally mentioned that they respect one another.
“The scenario in Chhattisgarh isn’t much like Punjab. The excessive command of any social gathering wouldn’t put the complete authorities at stake simply to make one chief pleased…,” he mentioned with out naming anybody.
Mr Singh, thought-about as near Mr Baghel, was embroiled in an issue in July this yr when he alleged that there was a menace to his life from Singh Deo. Nonetheless, the MLA, who hails from Singh Deo’s residence turf Sarguja, later withdrew the declare.
The demand for a change of guard reared its head after Mr Baghel accomplished two and a half years as chief minister in June 2021. Singh Deo camp claimed that the excessive command in 2018 had agreed handy over the put up to him after the federal government accomplished half its time period.
Congress in-charge of the state PL Punia has again and again denied that any such deal was struck in 2018 when the social gathering got here to energy by dislodging the BJP.
The Congress excessive command summoned each Mr Baghel and Singh Deo to Delhi in August to resolve the feud.
It appeared that Mr Baghel had gained this spherical when he advised reporters upon return that social gathering chief Rahul Gandhi had agreed to go to the state ”on his invitation”, and people speaking about rotating the CM’s put up have been selling political instability.
As many as 54 out of 70 Congress MLAs had visited Delhi individually when Mr Baghel was within the nationwide capital, in an obvious present of energy on his facet.
Whereas each Mr Baghel and Singh Deo have desisted from saying something concerning the management challenge since then, the feud has not abated.
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