Bhupesh Baghel may be CPCC President again

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Oct 2017 10:21:30


Staff Reporter,


Resolution passed authorizing AICC to take decision on elections of President, AICC delegates and CPCC Working Committee

Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) President Bhupesh Baghel may get re-appointed as CPCC President for another term as Chhattisgarh Congress has passed a resolution authorizing All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Sonia Gandhi for elections of CPCC President, AICC delegates and CPCC Working Committee in the meeting of newly-appointed Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates at Congress Bhavan on Monday.

The first meeting of newly appointed PCC delegates was held in the presence of Pradesh Returning Officer (PRO) from Chhattisgarh Rajni Patil, Assistant PROs Usha Naidu and Vipin Negi at Congress Bhavan on Monday.

Talking to reporters, CPCC President Bhupesh Baghel said that resolution was unanimously passed in the PCC delegates meeting, in which the AICC had been authorized to appoint the CPCC executive body and the President.

The Congress sources said that a section of Congress leaders want to conduct election for the post of the CPCC President. Seeing the assembly elections-2018, the Congress leaders from Chhattisgarh have left the decision over the constitution of CPCC executive body to AICC so that the party could concentrate over assembly election and form next government in the state. Bhupesh Baghel, replacing Dr Charandas Mahant, was appointed as the CPCC President in December, 2013 after the assembly elections.
The 56-year-old Bhupesh Baghel is a four-time MLA from Patan constituency in Durg District.

CPCC President Bhupesh Baghel, Leader of Opposition in Chhattisgarh assembly T S Singhdeo, Dhanendra Sahu, Rajya Sabha Member Chhaya Verma, Amitesh Shukla, Mohammad Akbar, Bodhram Kanwar, other senior party leaders and newly appointed PCC delegates attended the meeting.

Former Union Minister of State Dr Charan Das Mahant and Durg Lok Sabha MP Tamradhwaj Sahu, who were engaged in the party organizational elections in other states, didn’t turn up for the meeting. Senior Congress leader and former Minister Satyanarayan Sharma, who was out of state, also didn’t turn up at the meeting.