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Vishnu Deo Sai to be Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

Vishnu Deo Sai to be Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

Vishnu Deo Sai has been picked by the BJP central leadership as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.

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Vishnu Deo Sai has been picked by the BJP central leadership as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. This brought an end to the suspense of who would become the chief minister in the state.

The announcement of Vishnu Deo Sai as Chhattisgarh Chief Minister came after a key meeting of the BJP’s newly-elected 54 MLAs in the state was held in Raipur.

The BJP contested the recently concluded Chhattisgarh Assembly polls without declaring any CM face. The saffron party won a landslide victory, securing 54 out of the total 90 seats.

Vishnu Deo Sai won the Kunkuri Assembly seat with a total of 87,604 votes. A former BJP state chief, Deo Sai was also projected to be the party's first choice for the CM post if it were to choose a tribal face.

He has held various offices, including Union Minister of State for Steel in the First Modi ministry and Member of Parliament for the Raigarh constituency of Chhattisgarh in the 16th Lok Sabha.

He was the BJP Chhattisgarh chief from 2020 to 2022.

Edited By: Joydeep Hazarika
Published On: Dec 10, 2023