Baghel had earlier held related positions in Assam and Jharkhand and was instrumental in main in depth booth-level coaching programmes for the occasion cadres in each states. He’s additionally discovered to have mentioned preparations for the UP elections with Congress common secretary in control of Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
“The Congress president has appointed Shri Bhupesh Bhagel, chief minister, Chhattisgarh, as AICC senior observer for the following elections in Uttar Pradesh, with rapid impact,” the occasion stated in a press release.
The appointment got here days forward of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s proposed 12,000 kilometer UP ‘Pratigya yatra’, anticipated to start later this month, and which can set off, formally, Congress election marketing campaign for the 2022 UP meeting polls. Sources stated, Baghel’s appointment signifies the occasion’s seriousness in preventing the electoral battle in UP, the place it’s pitted towards the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP and regional satraps Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati. Congress has 7 MLAs within the 403-seat meeting.
The event got here at the same time as speculations of a potential change of guard in Chhattisgarh intensified as soon as once more after nearly two dozen occasion MLAs recognized to be near Baghel flew into Delhi to satisfy Chhattisgarh in-charge PL Punia, who, by the way, was in Lucknow and claimed the MLAs had not sought a previous appointment.
Whereas Baghel stated MLAs have been free to journey and their touchdown in Delhi shouldn’t be seen via the prism of politics, he additionally asserted, whereas talking on the sidelines of presidency perform in Raipur that his state will “by no means turn out to be Punjab”, and that the one similarity they’d was the numbers of their names.
“Chhattisgarh will at all times stay Chhattisgarh. It can not turn out to be Punjab. The 2 states have just one similarity that each have numbers of their names…Punjab is land of punj (5) aab (water). It’s made up of 5 rivers. Equally, Chhattisgarh has derived its title from ‘chhattis’ (thirty six) ‘garh’ (fort). No different states have numbers of their names. There is no such thing as a different similarity between the 2 states,” he stated.