Raipur: All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Sonia Gandhi has appointed Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel as senior AICC observer for the Assembly election of Uttar Pradesh.
AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal has issued an order to this effect on Saturday. Political critics see this decision of the Congress high command in many ways. Many see this development as possibilities of changing the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh are now over till the UP elections.
Meanwhile, another big news coming that the Congress may soon appoint four general secretaries in the All India Congress Committee.
The appointment of Baghel as senior AICC observer for UP poll is being seen as a setback for the supporters of T S Singhdeo who were hoping that Singhdeo could be made the Chief Minister soon for two and a half years.
The way Baghel's supporter Rajesh Tiwari was first made AICC secretary and then Priyanka Gandhi gave him the responsibility of election management, only then it was decided that the Gandhi family's trust lies in Baghel.