Vastavam Web: Chhattisgarh Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel was yesterday named the new chief minister of the state . 58-year-old Baghel was elected the Congress Legislature Party leader by party lawmakers, Mallikarjun Kharge announced that he would take oath as the third chief minister of Chhattisgarh today at 4.30pm at the Science College Ground in Raipur. The names of ministers would be declared later “after detailed discussions with all stakeholders”.
Baghel first tweet as chief minister-elect, he expressed his gratitude to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who he said had given him the responsibility of building “a new Chhattisgarh”.“I can assure the great people of Chhattisgarh that the new Congress government would live up to their expectations and wishes.”
The Congress said on Twitter: “We wish him the best as he forms a government of equality, transparency and integrity starting off with farm loan waiver for farmers as we promised.”