Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel filed his nomination papers from his traditional seat Patan in Durg district for the upcoming assembly polls. Accompanied by Chhattisgarh assembly speaker Charan Das Mahant and state Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, Baghel expressed confidence in the Congress party’s victory in the state.
Baghel, who has been elected five times from the seat in 1993, 1998, 2003, 2013, and 2018, shared pictures of his nomination filing on social media. He expressed gratitude for the support of the people and promised to serve them dedicatedly.
नाम- भूपेश बघेल
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— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) October 30, 2023
Bhupesh Baghel Gears Up for Election Battle in Rural Patan
Before filing his nomination, Baghel’s wife applied ’tilak’ on his forehead, a traditional gesture before auspicious events. Patan is a rural constituency bordering the state capital Raipur. In the 2008 assembly poll, Baghel lost to BJP’s Vijay Baghel, his nephew. The BJP has again fielded Vijay Baghel, who currently serves as the Lok Sabha member from Durg, in this assembly seat.
Both Bhupesh Baghel and Vijay Baghel belong to the Kurmi community, an influential OBC group in the state, with a significant population in the constituency. Baghel’s confident stance and his party’s longstanding support in the region reflect the political dynamics as the state gears up for the upcoming elections.