New Delhi (Agency): As Chhattisgarh gears up for its upcoming Assembly elections, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge announced several crucial committees on Monday to steer the party’s campaign. The core committee includes state in-charge Kumari Selja as convenor and other top party leaders such as Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Deputy Chief Minister T.S. Singh Deo.
In an official message, Congress General Secretary (Organization) K.C. Venugopal confirmed, “Congress President has approved the proposal for the constitution of committees for the ensuing Assembly Elections in Chhattisgarh – 2023, with immediate effect.”
The core committee features a list of seasoned party leaders including Kumari Selja, Bhupesh Baghel, T.S. Singh Deo, Deepak Baij, Charan Das Mahant, Tamardhwaj Sahu, and Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahariya. This team is expected to play a pivotal role in formulating the party’s election strategy.
In addition, the Congress party also formed a 74-member election campaign committee headed by Charan Das Mahant. Other members of this committee include prominent names like Baghel, Singh Deo, Sahu, Ravinder Choubey, Mohammad Akbar, and several more.
Kharge has also rolled out a communications committee, headed by party leader Ravindra Choubey, to handle the media and public relations aspects of the campaign. Rajesh Tiwari and Vinod Verma are named as convenors, and Sushil Anand Shukla serves as the coordinator.
For the procedural elements of the campaign, a protocol committee was created, featuring Amarjeet Bhagat as chairperson and Shiv Singh Thakur and Ajay Sahu coordinating efforts.
The elections in Chhattisgarh are set to take place later this year, and both the Congress and the BJP are making strong pushes for control of the state. Congress under the leadership of Chief Minister Baghel is aiming to retain its hold on power and has been critical of the BJP-led Central government in its public messages.
Kharge recently addressed a public meeting in Rajnandgaon, taking a stand against the central BJP leadership. With these committees in place, the Congress party seems well-prepared for the electoral battle ahead, but only time will tell which party will come out on top in the tribal state.