Amid Chhattisgarh Congress crisis, CM Bhupesh Baghel to meet Rahul Gandhi tomorrow
New Delhi/IBNS: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will meet Rahul Gandhi for the second time this week amid a crisis within the Congress party in the state.
Bhupesh Baghel will meet the Congress leader on Friday, NDTV reported quoted sources.
The crisis has been caused by his own minister, TS Singh Deo, who has demanded rotational chief ministership.
According to reports, there was a promise that Singh Deo apparently agreed to stand down in 2018 and settle for a ministry job as Baghel took over as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.
Baghel's government completed two-and-a-half years in office - a half term -- in June.
Singh Deo has demanded that the party works on its promise, which the party has never officially acknowledged.
Both Baghel and Singh Deo met with Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Tuesday.
Baghel, said to have been put on notice, told reporters he would abide by the party's decision.
After returning to Chhattisgarh, Baghel told reporters in Raipur: "I will step down when Sonia (Gandhi) and Rahul Ji order me. Those talking about a 2.5 year plan are trying to bring political instability but they will never succeed."
Singh Deo has not returned to Chhattisgarh since the meeting. According to media reports citing sources, he will not unless the Congress comes to a decision.
Asked by reporters on his claim to chief ministership, he had said: "On the leadership issue we have agreed to the decision of the high command."