Bhupesh Baghel, Congress chief from Chattisgarh, the man who led the team that inflicted the BJP’s worst defeat in the assembly elections, will be taking oath as the chief minister of the state.

Mr Singh Deo and Mr Baghel, two of the four contenders for the CM’s post had met Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Saturday. The other two were Tamradhwaj Sahu, the party’s lone parliamentarian in the state, and senior leader Charan Das Mahant. Several rounds of discussion were held, at the end of which, the party chief chose Bhupesh for the top post.

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