Chhattisgarh Congress president Bhupesh Baghel and workers celebrate in Raipur.
Chhattisgarh Congress president Bhupesh Baghel and workers celebrate in Raipur.

Newly-elected Congress MLAs to hold meetings in Raipur, Jaipur

ANI | Updated: Dec 11, 2018 17:44 IST

New Delhi, [India] Dec 11 (ANI): With voters in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan having given their mandate in favour of the Congress, the newly-elected Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of the party will hold meetings in Raipur and Jaipur, respectively, on Wednesday.
In Chhattisgarh, the Congress is leading in 59 seats while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in second place with a mere 17 seats. Moreover, the Congress has taken a staggering lead in 98 seats in Rajasthan and the BJP is leading in 64 seats.
Celebrations were witnessed outside Congress offices in various parts of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh owing to the favourable trends in the two states.
In Raipur, Chhattisgarh Congress president Bhupesh Baghel was seen celebrating with the party cadre outside the Congress office.
Speaking to media here, Baghel said results exceeded expectations of the party and added that the high command will soon decide who the chief minister of Chhattisgarh will be.
"People of Chhattisgarh took the fight in their own hands. Our party fought for the people and we're grateful to Congress President Rahul Gandhi. We got more seats than expected, high command will decide who will be the chief minister of Chhattisgarh. In the first Cabinet meeting, we will fulfil all the promises made by the Congress, including loan waivers and Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 2500 to state farmers," Baghel added. (ANI)

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