BJP appoints Vishnu Deo Sai as next Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
A consensus has been reached by the party members on electing a senior tribal leader as the next Chief Minister of the state. This decision was taken in the BJP Legislature Party meeting on Sunday
The name of the new Chief Minister has been announced in Chhattisgarh. BJP appointed Vishnu Deo Sai as the next Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
He was a member of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly from 1990-1998 from the Tapkara constituency. In 1999 he was elected to Lok Sabha from Raigad seat.
In 2006 he was made the state BJP Chief. In 2009 he was once again elected from Raigad for Lok Sabha. He continued his winning streak from Raigad in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as well. From 2014-2019 he was made a state minister in the Modi government.
BJP leader and Union Minister Renuka Singh Saruta said, “I am very happy that Vishnu Deo Sai will be the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. This is the first time a party worker from the tribal community belonging to a farmer's family has been elected as the CM..."
He served as State President of the party for Chhattisgarh from 2020 until 2022. He was the Union Minister of State for Mines, Steel in the first PM Modi cabinet. He is highly regarded among tribal voters.
Earlier, BJP central observers Sarbananda Sonowal and Arjun Munda held a meeting in Raipur.
The polling in the state was held in two phases, with the first on November 7 featuring 223 candidates and the second seeing 958 candidates put their electoral fates to the test on November 17.
Of the 90 assembly constituencies in Chhattisgarh, the BJP bagged 54 while the Congress won 35.
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