Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel Meets Rahul Gandhi In Delhi As Power Tussle Continues


New Delhi: Amid the power tussle within the ruling party in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had an over three-hour meeting with Rahul Gandhi at the latter’s residence in the national capital on Friday and said the former Congress president will be visiting the state on his invite.“I have said everything that I had to say to my leader. Discussed politics and briefed him on the state’s policies and governance,” Baghel told reporters after the meeting.READ: ‘Congress Govt In Chhattisgarh Safe, Have 70 MLAs’: Baghel Reaches Delhi To Meet Rahul Gandhi“I invited him to the state and he has accepted the invite and will be visiting Chhattisgarh next week,” he added.Responding to a poser about the change of guard in Chhattisgarh, the Chief Minister said the “party’s in-charge for the state clarified the issue last time and there is nothing more left to be said”, PTI reported.Baghel earlier in the day held a series of meetings at Rahul Gandhi’s residence, where party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, AICC general secretary KC Venugopal and party’s in-charge PL Punia were also present.This was Baghel’s second meeting with the former Congress chief this week as he had met him earlier on Tuesday amid talks of a possible leadership change in Chhattisgarh.Baghel later held a meeting with over 40 MLAs and ministers of Chhattisgarh who had arrived here in solidarity with him.The MLAs, who put up a show of strength in Baghel’s support wanting him to continue as the Chief Minister, met Punia at his residence in the morning and Venugopal at the AICC headquarters.The former Congress president had also separately met Chhattisgarh Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo earlier on Tuesday.ALSO READ: CM Baghel Club In Delhi For Power Show. TS Singh Deo Says ‘Ready To Accept Party Decision’The power tussle within the Congress’ Chhattisgarh unit has escalated ever since Deo sought a change in leadership citing a power-sharing agreement on rotating chief ministership after the party came to power in the 2018 assembly elections.



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