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Election results 2018 Updates: Bhupesh Baghel to take oath as Chhattisgarh CM tomorrow

By Smriti Pathak
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New Delhi, Dec 16: Bhupesh Baghel was appointed as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Congress today announced. "Celebrations are in order in Chhattisgarh as @Bhupesh_Baghel is appointed CM. We wish him the best as he forms a govt. of equality, transparency & integrity starting off with farm loan waiver for farmers as we promised," the party posted on their official Twitter account along with an image of the state Congress chief , Bhupesh Baghel.

Rahul Gandhi Twitter

The Congress on Friday named Ashok Gehlot as the Rajasthan's next chief minister and Sachin Pilot his deputy after party president Rahul Gandhi brokered peace between the veteran leader and his younger colleague over several rounds of discussions lasting more than two days.

Find out more here as we bring you all the updates:

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2:57 PM, 16 Dec
All India Congress Committee's observer for Chhattisgarh, Mallikarjun Kharge: Oath ceremony will be held in Raipur tomorrow for only the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister. Decision on rest of the cabinet will be taken later
2:38 PM, 16 Dec
Congress made the announcement on Twitter saying: "Celebrations are in order in Chhattisgarh as @Bhupesh_Baghel is appointed CM. We wish him the best as he forms a govt. of equality, transparency & integrity starting off with farm loan waiver for farmers as we promised."
2:37 PM, 16 Dec
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister designate Bhupesh Baghel with Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and PL Punia in Raipur
2:11 PM, 16 Dec
Bhupesh Baghel appointed as Chhattisgarh CM
1:21 PM, 16 Dec
Congress Legislature Party meeting begins in Raipur
1:02 PM, 16 Dec
Congress leader TS Singh Deo arrives in Raipur, from Delhi.
9:23 AM, 16 Dec
T S Singh Deo on being asked if he'll be announced as#Chhattisgarh Chief Minister: 'Aap Chhattisgarh ki government mein Chhattisgarh ke liye kaam karne wale ek saathi se baat kar rahe hain. 12:30 baje vidhayak dal ki baithak hai, tab CM ka naam announce ho jayega.'
8:37 AM, 16 Dec
Bhupesh Baghel arrives in Raipur from Delhi, says "Mallikarjun Kharge ji and PL Punia ji are arriving here later today. Name (of the CM) will be announced at the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting."
8:25 AM, 16 Dec
Chhattisgarh chief minister to be announced tomorrow. CLP meeting to held at 12pm.
8:25 AM, 16 Dec
Chhattisgarh Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel, who is said to be a key player behind the party’s impressive win in the state’s assembly elections, will likely be picked as the new chief minister, as quoted by Hindustan Times.
11:17 PM, 15 Dec
Congress leaders Bhupesh Baghel, Charan Das Mahant, Tamradhwaj Sahu, PL Punia, Mallikarjun Kharge, TS Singh Deo will leave for Raipur from Delhi tomorrow morning. The decision on Chhattisgarh CM candidate will be taken tomorrow after a meeting at 12 pm, reported ANI.
10:07 PM, 15 Dec
Sachin Pilot will also be sworn in as the state’s deputy chief minister at the 10 am ceremony to be held on the grounds of Albert Hall Museum, an iconic 19th century building. The guest list is headed by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and includes former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge is also likely to be there. Others expected at the ceremony include Janata Dal (Secular) chief and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav, National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah and Telugu Desam Party’s N Chandrababu Naidu. Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tejashwi Yadav, DMK’s M K Stalin and Kanimozhi, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s Hemant Soren, Janata Vikas Morcha’s Babulal Marandi and All India United Democratic Front leader Badruddin Ajmal are also likely to participate, Congress sources said.
10:06 PM, 15 Dec
Leaders from several non-BJP parties, which figure in opposition unity attempts ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, are expected at the swearing in of Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan chief minister in Jaipur on December 17.
9:15 PM, 15 Dec
A meeting will be held at 12 pm tomorrow. We will then make the announcement (regarding Chhattisgarh CM). The Governor has given us time of 4:30 pm on December 17 for the oath-taking ceremony. So what’s the hurry, says Chhattisgarh Congress in-charge PL Punia, reports ANI.
9:12 PM, 15 Dec
Bhupesh Baghel, TS Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu and Charan Das Mahant, who are with Rahul in the picture, are said to be in the running for Chhattisgarh’s top post. Congress won the state with a thumping majority in the December 11 results.
9:12 PM, 15 Dec
After several rounds of discussions, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday signalled the party had ended the impasse on who should be the next chief minister of Chhattisgarh.
9:12 PM, 15 Dec
Rahul Gandhi tweet
5:57 PM, 15 Dec
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia mobbed by supporters outside his residence in Delhi
5:03 PM, 15 Dec
A meeting will be held at 12 pm tomorrow. Then we will inform (Chief Minister candidate for Chhattisgarh). Governor has given us the time of 4:30 pm on December 17 for the oath ceremony. So what's the hurry?: Chhattisgarh Congress State in-charge, PL Punia
1:09 PM, 15 Dec
Congress workers and leaders gather outside T S Singh Deo's residence in Raipur. Chief Minister to be announced later today.
10:10 AM, 15 Dec
TS Singh Deo, Chhattisdarh Congress leader, says, "We have more than 1 eligible name that is why process is taking time, in any case final result came late on 11th so it has just been 4 days today. BJP which took more than 7-8 days to appoint its recent CMs should not comment on us."
8:37 PM, 14 Dec
"We would like to thank the public and our workers. Oath ceremony of Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister will take place on December 17 and then the cabinet will be inducted," says Ashok Gehlot.
8:36 PM, 14 Dec
Ashok Gehlot meets Governor:
7:11 PM, 14 Dec
Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot address joint press conference in Jaipur.
6:52 PM, 14 Dec
Gehlot and Pilot reach Jaipur.
5:47 PM, 14 Dec
Rajasthan Congress MLAs to meet at Clarks Hotel, Ajmer this evening, post which the delegation will head to the Governor's house at 7:30 PM
4:18 PM, 14 Dec
KC Venugopal, All India Congress Committee observer for Rajasthan: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has decided to appoint Ashok Gehlot Ji as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Sachin Pilot will be the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan
4:13 PM, 14 Dec
Ashok Gehlot appointed CM and Sachin Pilot Deputy CM of Rajasthan
4:09 PM, 14 Dec
Congress leader Sachin Pilot reaches All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in Delhi. Abhishek Manu Singhvi also present
3:39 PM, 14 Dec
Sachin Pilot to be the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan. He will also continue to be the Rajasthan Congress Chief: Reports
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