Bhupesh Baghel: The 'Sanjivani' made for Congress between the desperation of defeat
One of the biggest characters in Chhattisgarh's current politics is Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. Bhupesh Baghel is also the President of the State Congress Committee. In the state, for 15 years, the Congress, who used to make power, has made history in the 2018 assembly elections. In this election, the Congress won 68 out of 90 seats. For the first time after becoming a state, any party got so much support. Chief winner of this victory of Congress, Bhupesh Baghel has been considered and he has been appointed as the head of the Congress party's state government.
In Chhattisgarh, PCC president Bhupesh Baghel proved to be a resilience to the desperate Congress, which lost its hat-trick in 2013. The result of Chhattisgarh assembly election 2018 has increased their stature at the national level. Let's take a look at the social and political journey of Baghel till now.
Bhupesh Baghel, son of Nandkumar Baghel and Vindeshwari Devi Baghel was born on August 23, 1961 in Patan tehsil of Durg district. Bhupesh's father Nandkumar Baghel has also been active in politics. Bhupesh and his wife Mukteshwari Baghel have three daughters Smita Baghel, Deepti Baghel and Divya Baghel and a son Chaitanya Baghel. In the Kurmi society, they get a lot of support. Bhupesh Baghel is known throughout the whole of Chhattisgarh for the fast paced politics and absurd style. They are quite fame for aggressive skills on farmers' issues.
Youth Congress Begins Career
In 1985, Bhupesh Baghel won the Youth Congress. When Vidhan Sabha elections took place in Madhya Pradesh in 1993, he was elected MLA from Patan assembly for the first time. After this he won the next election also by Patan, in which he defeated BJP's Nirupama Chandrakar. After this, when Digvijay Singh's government was formed in Madhya Pradesh, Bhupesh Baghel became the first cabinet minister.
Bhupesh Baghel has been the President of District Youth Congress Committee Durg (Rural) from 1990-94. Elected Vice-President of Madhya Pradesh Congress in 1994-95 In 1999, Transport Minister of Madhya Pradesh Government and from 1993 to 2001, Bhupesh Baghel took over the responsibility of Director of Madhya Pradesh Housing Board.
In 2000, when Chhattisgarh became a state after being separated from Madhya Pradesh and the Congress government was formed, Bhupesh was the cabinet minister in the Jogi sarkar. Bhupesh Baghel got huge responsibilities like the Revenue Ministry. When Congress was out of power in 2003, Bhupesh was made Deputy Leader of Opposition. In the assembly elections held in 2003, they won by Patan. In 2008, Bhupesh defeated BJP's Vijay Baghel. Then in the year of 2013, he defeated Vijay Baghel by winning Patan and won. After this he was made the Chhattisgarh Congress President.
Sanjivani made for Congress
In December 2013, Congress High Command, Bhupesh Baghel, leader of the powerful and aggressive image made the PCC chairman. Congress workers were desperate and disappointed after the third consecutive defeat in the assembly elections this time. After this, Bhupesh Baghel has again started recharging the workers by opening a front against the BJP government. Again, the issue of reduction of Ration Card or purchase of farmers' paddy and issue of bonus, whether it is opposed to the sterilization scandal or standing with the victims of chitfund companies, Bhupesh has put the Congress on the road against the government.
The cases of alleged corruption were highlighted one by one, in the way they openly challenged powerful bureaucrats, they changed the image of Congress in the state. However, in the meantime, the land scam, a minister's sex CD scandal was also targeted on the target of Bhupesh Govt. When he was taken on a judicial remand in a CD case, he refused to accept bail after having secured sections, and he had to stay in jail for a few days before the assembly elections in 2018. Later, on the request of top party leaders, they applied for bail.
Action against Jogi
In the year 2014, in the case of purchase of Congress candidate's purchase in the Antagarh bye election, Bhupesh Baghel encroached his own party leader Ajit Jogi and his son Amit Jogi and then expelled Amit Jogi from the party, after this assumption in the state. It became that he would be 'courageous' leader. Because the first Congress party used to work two factions Congress and the other Jogi Congress. Congress veteran did not speak candidly against Jogi.
Within a few hours of forming the government, the state government decided to waive the farmers' debt and buy paddy at a rate of 2500 rupees per quintal as per the promise made in the Jan Praise Letter. Then after a few days, the decision to return the land of tribal farmers acquired for Tata Steel Plant in Lohandiguda of Bastar. Coming to government in Chhattisgarh, Congress stopped the Communal Revolution plan of the former government. In addition, 4 thousand 493 brakes on development works.
As the Congress government came to power, the SIT was formed to investigate the Ziram massacre, non-scandal, and Antagarh Tappunk. IPS, Mukesh Gupta, Rajnesh Singh were suspended in the case of Nan scam. In the case of Antagargarh, an FIR was registered against big and popular names like former CM Dr Raman Singh's son-in-law Punit Gupta, former minister Rajesh Murat, former CM Ajit Jogi, Amit Jogi, Mantu Panwar. Another FIR has been registered on Dr. Punit Gupta, in connection with the alleged fraud of Rs 50 crore in DKS Hospital.
'One Man Army' made in Lok Sabha elections
After the bumper victory in the Assembly elections, Bhupesh Baghel in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 was almost in the role of the army for the Congress and the Man Army. Polling took place on 11, 18 and 23 April in Chhattisgarh in three phases. One day Rahul Gandhi came for campaigning before the third phase of polling. Apart from these, no big names other than Navjos Singh Sidhu did not come in the big leaders of the national stature. Bhupesh Baghel has been campaigning for the Smokhindhra rally and meetings till the voting in the Lok Sabha elections. Nearly every seat they are present themselves during the nomination of Congress candidate. After the election in the state, they are continuously campaigning in UP and Madhya Pradesh.
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Modi should be prevented from campaigning: Congress
Congress on Monday demanded from the Election Commission that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be stopped from campaigning because he called former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as corrupt
New Delhi. Congress on Monday demanded from the Election Commission that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be stopped from campaigning because he called former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as corrupt.
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Salman Kharshid, Rajeev Shukla met the Election Commission on Monday evening and lodged a complaint against Modi.
Singhvi told reporters outside the EC headquarters, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks about Rajiv Gandhi are of serious nature, he used shameful language, which can not be repeated again."
He said, "We have demanded the commission officials that Modi should be banned from campaigning now in this election."
Modi had said on Saturday in a rally at Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, attacking Congress President Rahul Gandhi. "Your father's court called him Mr Kahl, but his life ended in the form of corrupt No. 1."
Fifth phase concludes, non-BJP, non-Congress alliance initiatives
With the polling concluded on Monday for the 425 seats of 543-member Lok Sabha, efforts for non-BJP, Non-Congress Forces started fast
Thiruvananthapuram / Hyderabad With the polling concluded on Monday for 425 seats of 543-member Lok Sabha, efforts for non-BJP, Non-Congress Front started fast, as the prospects of forming the next government of NDA are difficult to see in the estimates.
As per the first step in this direction, Telangana Chief Minister and TRS leader Chandrasekhar Rao met with Kerala Chief Minister and CPI (M) leader Pinarai Vijayan at Thiruvananthapuram for dinner.
KCR discusses the latest political developments with Vijayan.
After the polling on April 11 for the Lok Sabha elections, the first meeting of the KCR was made by a non-BJP and non-Congress leader.
The Chief Minister's Office of Telangana said in Hyderabad that KCR was followed by DMK President M.K. Meet Stalin on May 13 in Chennai.
The Chief Minister said, "Both leaders (Rao and Stalin) can discuss the current political scenario in the context of the ongoing parliamentary elections."
The CMO said that Karnataka Chief Minister and JD (S) leader HD Deve Gowda on Rao's visit to Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Kumaraswamy spoke to him on the phone on Monday.
Sources said that the results are going to be announced on May 23, therefore the KCR is planning to meet the leaders of different parties for the formation of a non-BJP, non-Congress government.
Rao's step matters, because he had given the idea of the federal front in March last year and initiated the initiative to provide an alternative to both the BJP and the Congress.
After that he had met with Trinamool Congress, Biju Janata Dal, Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (Secular) and DMK leaders. He also invited the YSR Congress Party to join the proposed front.
Odisha seeks Rs 17,000 cr aid
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sought help of Rs 17,000 crore from the Center on Monday in view of the devastation caused by the cyclone in the state.
Bhubaneswar Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sought help of Rs 17,000 crore from the Center on Monday in view of the devastation caused by the cyclone in the state.
In a review meeting organized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Cyclone Phani, Patnaik demanded Rs 10,000 crore for the restoration of the structures affected by the disaster.
They demanded Rs 7,000 crore for transforming five lakh raw houses into permanent homes and for disaster telecom network.
The Chief Minister said, "We have set a global standard for saving lives and now we should start work on setting up a global standard to enable coastal Odisha to compete with the disaster."
Earlier, Odisha was affected by cyclone Phillian in 2013, Hudhud in 2014, Drought in 2015 and Cyclone Butterfly in 2018.
The Odisha government gave detailed presentations about the damage caused by the cyclonic storm. Cyclone Fani had wreaked havoc on the coastal districts on May 3.
The Center released a sum of Rs 381 crore for the state after the storm. On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an additional fund of Rs 1,000 crore to Odisha.
Election Commission denies voting in Ramadan
Election Commission has refused any change in time for voting in the days of Ramzan. In fact, in the Supreme Court, lawyer Mohammed Nizamuddin Pasha and Asad Hyatt filed a petition for change in the time of the three-phase polling in Ramadan.
It was said in the petition that considering the fierce heat and fasting of Ramadan, the polling should be done from 7 am to 5:30 in the morning instead of seven o'clock so that people will face less problems.
The Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had asked the Election Commission to take a decision on this matter last Thursday. But the Election Commission has denied any change in the time limit in the remaining three phases of voting.
It has been tried according to the Election Commission that elections do not fall on Friday but it is not possible to change the time limit.
Ramzan in India starting on Tuesday.
Hotel controversy: 6 months cut in seniority of Major Gogoi - Press Review
It is reported in The Times of India that Indian Army has severely reprimanded Major Litul Gogoi and has reduced his seniority for pension for six months.
This sentence has been given to Major Gogoi on being found guilty of friendship with a local girl in Kashmir, carrying him to the hotel and fighting local people.
Just last month, court martial proceedings against them were completed.
The video of making Farooq Dar as a human shield tied in the army jeep became viral.
Major Gogoi came for the first time in the discussion when in 2017, he tied the Kashmiri youth with the human shield and tied it with the army jeep.
Army Chief Bipin Rawat also honored him for this.
Absconding gangster Jusab Allarakha arrested by Gujarat ATS
Ahmedabad: A team of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), Gujarat, led by four women police officers, has arrested gangster Jusab Allarakha, a native of Junagadh, who is involved in several cases of extortion and murder.
Acting on credible information that Jusab was hiding in a forest in Botad district, the team launched a search operation and consequently nabbed the absconding history-sheeter on Sunday. The Gujarat ATS officers who led the operation are Santok Odedara, Nitimi Gohil, Aruna Gohil and Simmi Mal.
“He has four cases of murder registered against him among other cases of loot and attacking government officials,” PSI Santok Odedra told reporters here.
Workload on Supreme Court judges crushing: Judge
New Delhi: Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, who gave up his roaring practice as a lawyer in July 2014 to become directly a Supreme Court judge, rued in open court on Friday on the “crushing” burden of cases on the SC judges. Fifth in the hierarchy, he opened up when a lawyer pressed for urgent listing of a case: “The burden on us is crushing. Please go before the Vacation Bench.” He also turned down mentioning in some other cses. When another lawyer pressed for listing the matter that has been de-listed, Justice Nariman quipped: “Sorry. We have no control over listing and de-listing.”
As on May 1, the number of cases pending before the apex court was 58,168. Of these, 38,856 are the admission matters and 21,312 regular hearing matters. The statistics released by the SC registry also reveal that 12,914 of these matters are such that they cannot be listed before the court for hearing. As many as 558 constitutional bench matters are pending before the court, justifying suggestions to make the apex court a purely constitutional court.
Ramdev files plaint against Sitaram Yechury
Dehradun: Yoga guru Ramdev on Saturday lodged a complaint against CPI(M) general secy Sitaram Yechury in Haridwar for allegedly linking Hinduism with violence. Ramdev said by linking Hinduism with violence, Yechury has hurt Hindu sentiments across India, SSP Haridwar Janmaijai Khanduri told PTI. “It is an attempt by Yechury to defame the religion which must be condemned,” Ramdev said.
An FIR was registered in the case, the SSP said. Referring to claims by BJP leaders, including PM Modi, Hindus cannot indulge in violence, Yechury had on Friday said Hindu mythological books like the Ramayana and Mahabharata were replete with instances of violence.
Guidelines sought to curtain religious, casteist, fake statement during polls
New Delhi: A Delhi lawyer has moved the apex court to frame guidelines to curtail the religious, casteist and fake statements during the polls. In a writ petition, advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay also sought a declaration under Article 32 of the Constitution to empower the EC to refer to the investigating agencies the complaints against the contesting candidates and political office-bearers for seeking votes on the basis of religion, race, caste, community or language. He also sought to empower the EC to reject nominations and de-register the political parties that seek votes on the basis of religion, race, caste, community or language.
He pointed out how various governments remained mum on the EC’s repeated pleas to amend the Representation of People Act to curtail the misuse of caste and religion for electoral gains. Most serious are the hate speeches and yet the govt has not taken steps to implement the 267th report of the Law Commission on the hate speeches. The petitioner has cited the speech of BSP chief Mayawati appealing to the Muslims to vote for the candidates of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance and not to Congress also, as Rahul Gandhi has repeatedly levelled shameless charge of a thief (chor) on PM Modi.
In this regard, he prayed to declare that misquoting the judicial orders and directions by the contesting candidates and political office-bearers for electoral gains as a “corrupt practice.” In another writ petition, Upadhyay has sought declaration any paid news or fake news and political ads during the last 48 hours be declared as a corrupt practice.