Congress to announce Chhattisgarh CM today

The newly elected Congress MLAs in Chhattisgarh will hold its legislature party meeting in Raipur on Wednesday to decide on the next chief minister of the state.

The race for the Chief Minister’s post is primarily between Congress’ Lok Sabha member Tamradhwaj Sahu, who successfully contested the Assembly election from Durg Rural seat, state party chief Bhupesh Baghel and senior leader TS Singh Deo.

The Congress registered a landslide victory in the Chhattisgarh polls, bringing an end to the 15-year rule of the Raman Singh-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

Congress won 68 seats in the 90-member Assembly, while the BJP got only 15 seats.

As per the reports, the Congress Legislature Party meeting will be held in the evening. All India Congress Committee observer Mallikarjun Kharge will preside over the meeting with all newly elected MLAs. Among others to attend the meeting will be Congress in-charge for the state, P.L. Punia.

The announcement of the new chief minister will take place after the meeting.