New Delhi: Congress has reportedly conveyed to its disgruntled leader in Chhattisgarh, TS Singhdeo, that there will be no change of leader. ship in the state and that he should focus ahead and work for the next elections.
It is learned that Singhdeo was recently conveyed that he should move on from his claim to chief ministership The Sarguja royal family scion has been claiming that he was promised a split term when the party picked Bhupesh Baghel as CM after the election victory in 2018. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met Baghel twice in August 2021, triggering speculations and media reports of a change.
During the recent controversy in Rajasthan when the party sent central observers to explore the choice for new CM as incumbent Ashok Geh lot was then seen as a candidate for the AICC president’s election, Singhdeo too was quoted as ” waiting for justice from the party “. Sources said a key AICC general secretary had some time back conveyed to Singh deo that there was unlikely to be a change. Sources said the senior leader was asked to look at the future and work for party unity and the next elections.
As Singhdeo continued to sulk, a controversy erupted in July 2022 when he quit his Panchayati raj portfolio after alleging that he was overruled ( by the chief minister ) in key decision-making.