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Both Baghel and T S Singhdeo are likely to meet Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders today At least 35 Congress MLAs are reported to have reached Delhi
AMID speculation of change of Chief Minister in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Health and Family Welfare Minister T S Singhdeo are likely to meet Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, former Congress National President Rahul Gandhi and other senior Congress leaders in New Delhi on Friday. The Congress party sources claimed that Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will continue as the Chief Minister or not it will be decided by the Congress high command within two or three days. The Congress high command will take the final call on the two and a half years power sharing formula for the post of the Chief Minister.
At least 35 Congress MLAs are reported to have reached Delhi on Thursday evening by a chartered plane in an apparent show of strength. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is also going to Delhi on Friday morning. He is scheduled to meet Rahul Gandhi. There is also a possibility of his meeting with Sonia Gandhi. Some Congress MLAs, including few ministers are also likely to fly to Delhi on Friday morning along with the Chief Minister. The MLAs reached Delhi in an apparent show of strength before the Congress high command in support of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. Talking to mediapersons at Swami Vivekananda Airport Raipur on Thursday, Bhilai Nagar MLA Devendra Yadav said, “We are serving the people of Chhattisgarh under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. Congress Government is doing a good job.
We are going to meet the high command and give information about the situation here. All MLAs are united and all will go to Delhi.” Talking to media in New Delhi on Thursday, Chhattisgarh Congress In-charge P L Punia said that Baghel had sought time to meet Rahul Gandhi. He will be meeting him on Friday. No other MLA’s have been called to Delhi by high command or any other person. Such information circulating is misleading, Punia is reported to have tweeted. Congress MLAs Shishupal Shori, Vinod Sevanlal Chandrakar, Prakash Nayak, Kishmat Lal Nand, Dwarikadheesh Yadav, Chandradev Rai, U D Minj, Vinay Jaiswal, Gulab Kamro, Gurudayal Banjare, Purushottam Kanwar, Kunwar Nishad, Chintamani Maharaj, Ashish Chhabda, Laxmi Dhruw, Rashmi Singh, Shakuntala Sahu and other MLAs have already reached Delhi. Cabinet Ministers Dr Shiv Kumar Dahariya, Amarjeet Bhagat and Parliamentary Secretary Vikas Upadhyay are also in Delhi. Meanwhile, in his statement, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee President Mohan Markam said, “News reports have been coming that I have been called to Delhi. I have not received any summon from the high command. MLAs have not been called either.”