Raipur, October 21, 2008: Both the main political parties BJP and Congress are trying to get prominent journalists in to their list of candidates for the November 2008 election.
Ruling BJP has been urging Nai Duniya Editor Ravi Bhoi to contest the coming election as a saffron party candidate.
On the other hand Congress is in touch with former Editor of Nava Bharat Anal Shukla for increasing their party tally in the electoral war.
Bhoi was last time also requested by the BJP to contest from Mahasamund district but he refused, party sources said adding efforts are on this time also to rope in him, who is having an image of an independent journalist.
On the other hand Congress sources said many party leaders are in touch with Anal Shukla to impress upon him to contest from any of the Raipur seats.
Meanwhile, BJP is all set to deny ticket another journalist Leelaram Bhojwani in this election.
Former Minister Bhojwani, a prominent journalist of the previous years, had been contesting as a BJP candidate from Rajnandgaon but this time in the new equation Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh would contest from that seat, party insiders said.
However, BJP always keep the journalists happy and Bhojwani would also be well taken care of in case he is not contesting the coming election, they said.
Given the immense popularity of Chacha Chaudhary comics, a unique initiative, a comic book titled “Chacha Chaudhary aur Chunavi Dangal” was launched by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar at Nirvachan Sadan today.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today said Chhattisgarh has emerged as the best model in the country for social justice as the state government has made plans for all sections of the society.
The fourth and final meeting of the G20 Framework Working Group (FWG) under the Indian G20 Presidency is set to take place in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, from September 18-19, 2023.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated to the nation several rail sector projects worth around Rs 6,350 crore in Raigarh of Chhattisgarh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh tomorrow to dedicate several important rail sector projects worth around Rs 6,350 crore.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today laid the foundation stone for a commercial hub, aero city and Shaheed Smarak at the Nawa Raipur.