The Chhattisgarh chief minister works towards a second term by sinking differences and using a mix of farm sector initiatives, soft Hindutva, cow and caste politics to get the voters on his side
SON OF THE SOIL: Baghel sows seeds on the occasion of Akti Tihar and Mati Pujan Day at Agricultural University, Raipur. (Photo: Bhupesh Kesharwani)
It’s poll season in Chhattisgarh and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is out to win friends and influence people. So when the Congress central leadership elevated his bete noire, health minister T.S. Singh Deo, as the deputy chief minister, Baghel welcomed the move.