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Third and Former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh state in India

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Bhupesh Baghel: Third and Former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh state in India
Bhupesh Baghel, popularly known as Kaka, is an Indian politician who served as the 3rd Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh from 2018 to 2023. He was president of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress from 2014 to 2019. He represents the Patan constituency in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly since 2013 and from 2003 to 2008. He had been cabinet minister of Transportation in undivided Madhya Pradesh in Digvijaya Singh government from 1999 to 2003. He was first Minister for Revenue, Public Health Engineering and Relief Work of Chhattisgarh.

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Congress rushes Baghel to Patna to solve crisis

With JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar on the brink of abandoning the INDIA ship, Congress on Saturday rushed former Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel to Patna as a last-minute effort to salvage the..
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Bhupesh Baghel appointed Congress senior observer in Bihar amid Nitish switchover claims

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has been appointed as the Senior Observer by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge to coordinate Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra and other party activities in..
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ED sends extradition request to UAE for Mahadev app accused

Enforcement Directorate seeks extradition and deportation of Mahadev Online Book betting syndicate masterminds Sourabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal. The duo is being investigated for payoffs given to..
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Congress sets up election committees for 8 states

The Congress has set up election committees for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, and Tripura, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. The committees include..
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Political plot: Bhupesh Baghel on ED's Mahadev app chargesheet

Former Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel has been mentioned in the second prosecution complaint filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Mahadev app scam. Baghel has called it a..
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'Courier' reiterates cash was given to Bhupesh Baghel: ED

The Enforcement Directorate has informed a special court in Raipur that Asim Das, who was arrested earlier, claims that the unaccounted cash found on him was meant to be delivered to former..
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Former Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel accuses ED of political conspiracy in Mahadev App case

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel strongly reacts to the Enforcement Directorate's mention of his name in the Mahadev App scandal. He accuses the ED of engaging in a political..
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BJP targets Congress after ED names party veteran Baghel in supplementary chargesheet in Mahadev betting app case

The Bharatiya Janata Party accuses the Congress of corruption after the Enforcement Directorate includes former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in a supplementary chargesheet related to the..
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Mahadev betting app case: ED names former Chhattisgarh CM Baghel in supplementary chargesheet; BJP attacks Congress

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has named former Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel in a supplementary charge sheet filed on January 1, 2024, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act...
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BJP to turn opposition states' apathy to central plans into poll ammo

BJP plans to make opposition parties' hesitancy in implementing social welfare schemes a major issue in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. They argue that people in opposition-governed states are being denied..
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Dubai ‘restricts movements’ of 2nd Mahadev case accused

Dubai authorities restrict movements of Saurabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal, promoters of Mahadev online betting app, being investigated by Indian agencies for money laundering and alleged mastermind of..
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'Will hold discussions with party chiefs in states where alliances could be formed': Bhupesh Baghel after Congress panel meet

A day after the Congress formed the National Alliance Committee (NAC), former Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel stated that the high command will hold discussions with leaders of other states..
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Congress state unit leaders to meet next week on seat-sharing

Congress has called a meeting of party leaders of ten states on December 29-30 to discuss seat-sharing for the Lok Sabha polls. The AICC's "national alliance committee", decided to speak to the state..
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Congress' new National Alliance Committee holds its first meeting

The National Alliance Committee (NAC) of the Congress held its first meeting in New Delhi. The committee will now hold meetings with state leaders to decide on seat sharing for the 2024 parliamentary..
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Inaugural meeting of Cong's new National Alliance Committee at 11.30 am today

The first meeting of the National Alliance Committee of the Congress, formed to engage like-minded political outfits for possible alliances in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, will be held in Delhi...
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Congress forms panel to fix INDIA seat-sharing issues

Congress forms committee for alliances in 2024 Lok Sabha elections, focusing on seat-sharing deals with regional parties. The committee includes Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel, Salman Khurshid, Mohan..
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BJP MLA Ramvichar Netam appointed pro-tem speaker of Chhattisgarh assembly

Senior BJP MLA Ramvichar Netam was on Sunday sworn in as the pro-tem speaker of the newly-elected Chhattisgarh legislative assembly. Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan administered the oath of office to..
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PM Modi, Amit Shah, JP Nadda to attend swearing-in ceremonies today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, and JP Nadda will attend the swearing-in ceremonies of the new governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Mohan Yadav will be sworn in as MP Chief Minister..
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Vishnu Deo Sai to take oath as Chhattisgarh CM on December 13

Chhattisgarh CM designate Vishnu Deo Sai invited former CM Bhupesh Baghel, T S Singhdeo, and Deepak Baij for the swearing-in ceremony, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah will be present...
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Chhattisgarh BJP government may have deputy CM, says Raman Singh

The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Chhattisgarh may have a deputy chief minister, senior leader Raman Singh said on Sunday ahead of a meeting of the newly-elected MLAs in the state. The BJP won..
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PM Modi, Amit Shah injected renewed vigour into Chhattisgarh campaign

Political greenhorn Ishwar Sahu shocks Congress by defeating minister Ravindra Choubey. Congress, with a majority of 71 MLAs, faces a stunning defeat as most ministers lose. Even CM Bhupesh Baghel..
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Cracks in Congress ship show up in battle, sink prospects

The ruling Congress in Chhattisgarh faced deep-seated tensions and divisions, impacting their performance in the 2023 bypolls. A public tussle between CM Bhupesh Baghel and health minister T S..
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Assembly polls 2023: 'Mahadev' sinks Congress, BJP crosses halfway mark in Chhattisgarh

The allegations against CM Bhupesh Baghel over Mahadev betting app has led to the defeat of Congress in Chhattisgarh Assembly polls. The BJP has crossed halfway mark of 46 in 90-member assembly of..
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Poll 2023: Congress and BJP in nail-biting contest in Chhattisgarh

Congress takes lead in 47 constituencies, closely trailed by BJP in 42. Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel takes a lead in Patan seat. Nine ministers of Bhupesh Baghel government are trailing. Deputy chief..
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Chhattisgarh election results: BJP, Congress in close contest according to latest trends

The BJP and the ruling Congress are locked in a neck and neck contest in Chhattisgarh. BJP chief Arun Sao claimed that the people of the state have already rejected the Congress party. Chief minister..
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Chhattisgarh assembly polls: CM Baghel extends wishes to all candidates on vote counting day

As counting of votes commenced in Chhattisgarh on Sunday chief minister Bhupesh Baghel extended wishes to all the candidates who are seeking a mandate to the 90-member assembly. "Today is the day of..
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Counting in 90 assembly constituencies begins in Chhattisgarh

Counting of votes begins in Chhattisgarh for the 90 assembly constituencies. The fate of 1181 candidates, including 155 women and one third gender candidate, will be determined. The counting process is..
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Chhattisgarh Assembly elections: 'BJP will form government with clear majority,' says ex-CM Raman Singh

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and BJP leader, Raman Singh, confidently stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in Chhattisgarh with a clear majority. He criticized Chief..
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Chhattisgarh Assembly Election Patan Result 2023 Live: Congress' Bhupesh Baghel v/s his nephew BJP's Vijay Baghel

The highest VIP seat in the Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2023 is in the Durg district, known as Patan. Chhattisgarh's Chief Minister, Bhupesh Baghel, is also a legislator from this constituency.
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Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel writes to PM Modi demanding ban on Mahadev app

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting a complete ban on Mahadev Online Book applications. Baghel highlighted the expansion of illegal..
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We also built Ram temples but didn't seek votes in his name: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel takes dig at BJP

Chhattisgarh CM accuses BJP of playing politics over Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya; CM Baghel takes a holy dip in Kharun River and offers prayers on Kartik Purnima; BJP accused of politicizing the..
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'Will they now send notice...': Chattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel on Rahul Gandhi's jibe on India's World Cup loss

Earlier in the week, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Barmer, indirectly hinted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence in the Narendra Modi stadium was the reason..
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Chhattisgarh assembly polls 2023: 2nd phase of 70-seat voting today, Bhupesh Baghel among others to contest

The first phase of elections for 20 seats in the Naxal-affected state, which has a 90-member assembly, was held on November 7 and saw a high voter turnout of 78 per cent.
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Gandhi family filled its coffers by destroying poor, alleges Smriti Irani in Chhattisgarh

Union Minister Smriti Irani criticized the Gandhi family during a rally in Chhattisgarh, accusing them of exploiting the poor by promoting betting and spurious liquor. She also condemned their alleged..
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Chhattisgarh Congress engrossed in scams, overlooked interests of poor, says Anurag Thakur

Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur accused Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel of not contributing the state's share to the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana, depriving 18 lakh poor people of houses. Thakur also..
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'Lotus ready to bloom in mess spread by Congress': Anurag Thakur in poll-bound Chhattisgarh

Union Minister Anurag Thakur responded to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's comment on Prime Minister Modi, stating that the lotus (symbol of BJP) is ready to bloom in the mess created by Congress...
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'Modi washing powder': Bhupesh Baghel's dig as PM targets Chhattisgarh chief minister over corruption charges

Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress government in Chhattisgarh of corruption, prompting a response from Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel who took a dig at Prime Minister with "Modi washing..
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Countdown has started for exit of Congress govt in Chhattisgarh: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized the Congress party for corruption and predicted its exit from the government in Chhattisgarh. He mocked the power-sharing agreement between Chief Minister..
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PM Modi hits out at Congress over 'involvement' Mahadev app scandal, says end of party's rule in Chhattisgarh near

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has claimed that the countdown for the end of the Congress-led government in Chhattisgarh has begun. He accused Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel of corruption and..
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₹15k/year to all women if Congress wins in Chattisgarh: CM

​Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday said if the Congress retains power in Chhattisgarh, women will be given an annual financial assistance of Rs 15,000 in the state. The..
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Congress calls itself 'hero' but it's 'zero' in doing development: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh criticized the Congress party, calling them 'zero' in terms of development and accusing them of corruption. Targeting the Bhupesh Baghel govt over alleged scams, Singh..
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Calling someone else 'gunda' in front of BJP's Brijmohan Agrawal an insult to the word: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel criticized the assault on BJP leader Brijmohan Agrawal, saying that calling someone a 'goon' in front of Agrawal is an insult to the word itself. Agrawal, a..
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In Surguja, uphill task for Congress to repeat 2018 performance as it faces infighting, anti-incumbency

The Congress party in Chhattisgarh is facing challenges of infighting and anti-incumbency as it aims to replicate its 2018 success in the Surguja division. In the previous elections, the party won all..
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Mahadev app ‘promoter funding Baghel’ under ED lens

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has initiated an investigation against Subham Soni, who claims to be the promoter of the Mahadev Book app, for allegedly passing on Rs 508 crore to Chhattisgarh Chief..
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Mahadev app case: Under BJP fire, Chhattisgarh CM Baghel targets PM Modi; Mumbai police register FIR against 32

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has questioned why the Mahadev App has not been banned by the central government. Baghel's comments come as the Enforcement Directorate investigates..
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Mahadev app proof so strong Congress unable to defend Baghel: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that the evidence in the Mahadev betting scandal is strong enough that the Congress party is struggling to defend Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. He..
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Modi, Chouhan, ED, CBI, IT dept are 'panch Pandav': Kharge

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge accused the central agencies of the ED, CBI, and Income Tax, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, of..
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Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel dismisses link to Mahadev book betting app as 'planted'

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has dismissed claims linking him to the Mahadev Book betting app as "planted" and a desperate move by the BJP. Baghel questioned the sudden emergence of the..
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'BJP has accepted defeat,' Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel over ED, IT raids during polls

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has accused the BJP of accepting defeat in the state and using central agencies to target opposition leaders. He claimed that the agencies will take a break..
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'Whenever Congress comes to power...': PM Modi issues dire warning ahead of polls

Addressing a rally in Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh, PM Modi also targeted Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel over the alleged Mahadev betting app scam with the slogan "30 take kakka, khule aam satta"..
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