Raipur, December 18, 2008: In a blow to Ajit Jogi, Congress high command today appointed Ravindra Choubey as the Leader of Opposition and Ram Pukar Singh as the Deputy Opposition Leader.
AICC President Sonia Gandhi today cleared the name of Choubey and Singh, PCC President Dhanendra Sahu told reporters here.
It was a set back to Jogi as his followers had launched a campaigned to make him the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party, which was rejected by Gandhi.
Even 28 MLAs had handed over a memorandum to Congress leadership demanding Jogi to be made the Leader of Opposition.
On the other hand Ram Pukar Singh is backed by anti Jogi camp led by PCC Executive President Charan Das Mahant.
Meanwhile, Choubey said he and his party legislatures would provide a constructive and positive support to the BJP government in the state assembly but its wrong doings would not be tolerated.
Ruling Congress in Chhattisgarh today failed to reach a conclusion over finalisation of names for the 2023 Assembly election.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today wrote a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the previous Dr Raman Singh government and said despite declaration of ODF 15 lakh families of the state are lacking proper toilet facilities.
The Chief Election Commissioner of India Rajeev Kumar today enquired about the amount of seizure of liquor, cash and other materials, which are used to lure voters ahead of the Chhattisgarh Assembly election.
A high level team from the Election Commission arrived here today to review the preparedness of the Chhattisgarh Assembly election 2023.
Sleuths from the Enforcement Directorate today raided the houses of four of the close aids of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on his birthday, including that of the official residence of his Advisor Vinod Verma
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today celebrated his birthday with people of the state.