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Bhupesh Baghel

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

Bhupesh Baghel is an Indian Politician and one of the prominent leaders of the Indian National Congress. Bhupesh Baghel serving as the third and current Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. He was president of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress. He has served as an important minister in several state assembly elections, he has played a key role in his party. Bhupesh Baghel was born in a Kurmi Chhatriya family on 23 August 1961in Durg, Madhya Pradesh, India (Now in Chhattisgarh). Since childhood, he had a great interest in politics and under the guidance of his political guru, Chandulal Chandrakar, he began his political career in the early 1980s. In 1985, he joined the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and became the president of it in his district, Durg. In 1994, he became the vice-president of Madhya Pradesh Youth congress. In 1993, Baghel was elected to the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly for the first time from Patan constituency. He was re-elected to the assembly in 1998 and appointed as Minister of State (In Public Grievance Dept.) in the government of Digvijaya Singh. When Chhattisgarh came into existence in 2000, Baghel became the first Minister for Revenue, Public Health Engineering and relief work and remained until 2003. He became a member of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly in 2003 from the same constituency. From 2003 to 2008 he was the deputy leader of opposition in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly. In 2014, he was appointed the State President of Congress. In 2018, he was the state chief Congress party in the assembly election in November. Baghel fulfilled two major poll promises farm loan waiver and raising paddy support price by 50% in relatively quicker way, Tendu patta collection prices were increased. Government took a major step away from shiksha-karmi (temporary teacher) policy and vacancy for posts of 15,000 permanent teachers was announce. A novel scheme of Narva, Garuwa, Ghuruwa and Badi (NGGB) has been implemented in the state to boost the agriculture income of farmer and bring self sufficiency at local community level. This scheme will promote optimal uses of resources. To promote optimum use of rain water through water management structures resulting in recharging the ground water table. This will also increase the irrigation potential