Chhattisgarh Cabinet ministers list 2018: The two other contenders for chief minister's post - TS Singh Deo and Tamradhwaj Sahu - were also appointed as ministers.
Chhattisgarh cabinet ministers list 2018: Senior Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel was Monday (Deember 17) appointed as the chief minister of Chhattisgarh. The two other contenders for chief minister’s post – TS Singh Deo and Tamradhwaj Sahu – were also appointed as ministers. The chief minister and the ministers were administered oath by Governor Anandiben Patel at the Balbeer Juneja Indoor Stadium.
A galaxy of leaders across all the political parties attended the swearing-in ceremony. From Congress, party president Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, AICC general secretary Mallikarjun Kharge, MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, his deputy Sachin Pilot, Puducherry CM V Narayansamy, Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav.
Baghel’s predecessor Raman Singh was also present in the ceremony. A five-time MLA from Patan, Baghel was chosen as the head of the state Congress Legislature Party.
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Bhupesh Baghel – Chief Minister
TS Singh Deo and Tamradhwaj Sahu were also sworn in as ministers on December 17.
On December 25, a total of 9 Congress took oath as ministers. Those sworn in included four-time MLA Mohammad Akbar, the lone Muslim face inducted into the Cabinet, former Leader of Opposition Ravindra Choubey, Jaisingh Agrawal and two-time MLA Umesh Patel. Woman MLA Anila Bhedia, and Kawasi Lakhma and Premsai Singh Tekam were the tribal leaders inducted into the Cabinet.
State Congress’s working president Shiv Kumar Daharia and Rudra Guru, belonging to the Scheduled Caste community, were also sworn in as ministers.
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Dr. Raman Singh
Chief Minister of chhattisgarh, General administration, Finance, Electronics and Information technology, Public relations, Aviation, Mineral resources and Energy
Prem Prakash Pandey
Revenue and Disaster Management, Rehabilitation, Higher Education, Technical Education and Manpower Planning, Science and Technology
Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Village, Twenty Point Programme, Planning, Economics and Statistics Department
Public Works, Housing and Environment and Transportation
Rural Development, Parliamentary Affairs, Public Health, Family Welfare, Medical Education Department
Commercial Tax, Urban Administration, Department of Commerce, Industries, Public Enterprises and Information Technology & Electronics
Brij Mohan Agarwal
Agriculture, Animal husbandry, Fishery, Water resources, Religious Trusts & Endowment
Tribal and Scheduled Caste Development, Backward Classes and Minorities Development and School Education
Home, Jail, Public Health Engineering
Women and Child Development, Social Welfare
Labour, Sports and Youth Welfare Department, Public Grievances Redressal
Dayal Das Baghel
Cooperatives, Department of Culture and Tourism
Forest, Law and Legal Affairs Department
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has not expanded his cabinet yet. This list will be updated as soon as Baghel will expand his cabinet. Baghel is the leader credited for the massive victory of the party in the recent Assembly polls where Congress won 68 seats in the 90-member House.