Amid hypothesis a few attainable change of guard within the Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday asserted that his state can by no means develop into Punjab, and stated the 2 states bear just one similarity – that of getting numbers of their names.
The Congress has been in turmoil in Punjab after Amarinder Singh stop because the chief minister and the social gathering’s state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from his put up forward of the essential meeting elections within the state early subsequent 12 months.
“Chhattisgarh will all the time stay Chhattisgarh. It can not develop into Punjab. The 2 states have just one similarity that each have numbers of their names,” Baghel advised reporters on the helipad right here when requested that the BJP has equated Chhattisgarh and Punjab over turmoil within the ruling Congress.
“Punjab is land of punj (5) aab (water). It’s made up of 5 rivers. Equally, Chhattisgarh has derived its identify from ‘chhattis’ (thirty six) ‘garh’ (fort). No different states have numbers of their names. There is no such thing as a different similarity between the 2 states,” he added.
The political hall in Chhattisgarh has been rife with hypothesis of attainable management change within the Congress authorities quickly as round two dozen social gathering MLAs, thought-about near Baghel, flew to Delhi within the final three days.
Whereas the aim of their journey is but to develop into clear, some social gathering sources stated the MLAs had been visiting the nationwide capital to precise solidarity with Baghel.
The CM had stated on Thursday that the go to by Congress MLAs to Delhi shouldn’t be seen by means of the prism of politics.
When requested on Saturday concerning the MLAs’ journey to Delhi, Baghel stated, there isn’t a ban on the legislators from going someplace and they’re impartial.
“It’s not a political motion. You ask if it’s a political motion. They’ll go to and return,” he added.
Well being Minister T S Singh Deo, who is outwardly looking for to switch Baghel, too, performed down the go to by MLAs to Delhi as he had stated it shouldn’t be made a difficulty.
Concerning the attainable management change, Singh Deo had reiterated that the choice is reserved with the social gathering excessive command.
Brihaspat Singh, who’s among the many legislators who had been in Delhi, had stated on Wednesday that 15 to 16 social gathering legislators had been in Delhi to fulfill P L Punia forward of Rahul Gandhi’s proposed tour of the state. Singh is taken into account to be near Baghel.
The thrill about attainable management change started after Baghel accomplished two-and-a-half years as chief minister in June 2021. The Singh Deo camp claimed the highest Congress management in 2018 had agreed at hand over the CM’s put up to him after the federal government accomplished half its time period.