Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s eyes were filled with tears while speaking at the event organised in Raipur for passing the post of President of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) to Mohan Markam.
“I was appointed to the post Rahul Gandhiji after we lost the election in 2013. 2014 Lok Sabha elections were near. We were worried about the party’s prospects in the state after the 2014 election. The fight we party leaders started after June 2014 continued till the time we came to power in Chhattisgarh,” Mr Baghel said. Bhupesh Baghel, 57, was replaced Mohan Markham as the head of the Congress’s Chhattisgarh unit on Saturday. Senior Congress leader PL Punia and Mr Markam too were present at the event in state capital Raipur.