Cong internally wants to replace Baghel, he won’t even know: Himanta Biswa

GUWAHATI | Updated: 02 November, 2023 8:22 pm IST
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma made these allegations against the Grand Old Party in Chhattisgarh

GUWAHATI: In a visit to Raipur, Chhattisgarh, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed concerns over the Congress party’s internal dynamics, suggesting that the party is contemplating the removal of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s name from banners and posters. Sarma, who was campaigning ahead of the Chhattisgarh State Assembly elections, revealed that this decision was discussed within the Congress Working Committee (CWC) in recent days.

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Addressing the media, he said, “As per the information I have, Congress has decided that CM Bhupesh Baghel’s name should be removed from banners and posters. This was discussed in the Congress Working Committee and has started in the last 10 days. I was in Congress for 22 years, so I got internal information about the party. After the elections, Congress will remove Baghel from the leadership post either immediately or gradually.”

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This revelation follows the Election Commission of India (ECI) issuing a show-cause notice to Sarma over his comments regarding “Akbar,” which were deemed “communally charged.”In response to the ECI’s notice, Sarma stated, “I answered the notice. Chhattisgarh Congress only complained against me when I spoke about Akbar.  It would have made sense to file a complaint if I had spoken something against TS Singh Deo or Baghel or any Congress leader. I think, for the Chhattisgarh Congress, Akbar is more important than Bhupesh Baghel.”

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Furthermore, Himanta Biswa Sarma raised allegations of ongoing corruption within Chhattisgarh under the current government, as he continued his campaign activities in the state.

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The upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly elections have brought to the forefront a series of political developments and controversies, creating an atmosphere of heightened intrigue among political observers and voters alike.

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