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Congress to meet today to name next Chhattisgarh CM, four names in fray

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday met four senior leaders of the state unit of the party -- Bhupesh Baghel, T S Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu and Charan Das Mahant

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi waves at the crowd during an election campaign ahead of Assembly elections at Malakhera, Alwar district in Rajasthan | Photo: PTI

The Congress in will hold its legislature party meeting here Saturday where the next Chief Minister of the state will be announced, a party leader said Friday.

Congress president on Friday met four senior leaders of the state unit of the party -- Bhupesh Baghel, T S Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu and Charan Das Mahant -- in Delhi and held discussions with them, a state Congress spokesperson told PTI.

Deo and Baghel are being seen as leading contenders for the top post.

All four leaders along with party observer and Congress state in-charge P L Punia will arrive here Saturday by a special plane, he said.

Subsequently, the (CLP) meeting will be held at the party's state office during which the name of the chief minister will be announced, he added.

Congress ended the BJP's 15-year rule in in the recently concluded Assembly elections by winning 68 of the 90 seats.

First Published: Fri, December 14 2018. 23:50 IST
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