Politics

Bhupesh Baghel has been announced as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh on Sunday. The decision has been taken five days after the Congress ended the BJP's rule in three states namely Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

On his first visit to Raebareli, Prime Minister narendra Modi flagged off the 900th coach and a Humsafar Rake of Modern Coach Factory and also laid foundation for projects worth Rs 1100 crore.

It is to be mentioned that the decision for the chief ministerial post has been taken after several rounds of meetings over the past 36 hours to bring Sachin Pilot, 41, on board. Rahul Gandhi's sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined one of the meetings.

Veteran Congress leader Kamal Nath will be sworn-in as a Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh at a ceremony hre on December 17. The announcement was made by the 72-year-old himself, outside the Raj Bhavan here as he came out after meeting Governor Anandiben Patel.

According to a statement from the Chief Minister's Office, "The Chief Minister has entrusted the responsibility of taking forward the party in accordance with his plan, to KTR, the most trusted person in the party."

"I am leaving for Bhopal. A meeting of MLAs will be held and you will get to know the decision after that," Kamal Nath told reporters outside Gandhi's residence.

Pilot had in evening appealed the party workers to maintain peace and said that he would welcome any decision taken by the party chief.