Bhupesh Baghel Campaigns in Chhattisgarh for 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Chhattisgarh Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel launches campaign for 2024 Lok Sabha elections, faces uphill battle in BJP stronghold Rajnandgaon. Outcome could impact party's performance in the state.

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Bhupesh Baghel Campaigns in Chhattisgarh for 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Bhupesh Baghel Campaigns in Chhattisgarh for 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Bhupesh Baghel, the senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, has launched his campaign for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections. This marks Baghel's third attempt at securing a seat in the Lok Sabha, with his previous two efforts ending in defeat.

Baghel is contesting from the Rajnandgaon constituency, a BJP stronghold for the past three terms since 2009. The Congress party's best performance in Chhattisgarh came in the 2019 General Elections, where they managed to win two out of the 11 seats in the state.

Initially reluctant to contest from Rajnandgaon, Baghel argued that focusing on a single constituency would limit his ability to campaign effectively across the state. However, he eventually yielded to pressure from the Congress party's central leadership and agreed to run from the challenging seat.

On Sunday, Baghel is scheduled to visit the tribal hamlets of Mohla-Manpur-Ambagarh Chowki district, located approximately 100 km from his home in Bhilai. This visit is part of his campaign strategy to connect with voters in remote areas and strengthen his support base.

Why this matters: The outcome of Baghel's campaign in Chhattisgarh could have significant implications for the Congress party's performance in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. As a prominent state leader, Baghel's ability to secure a victory in a BJP stronghold would boost the party's morale and potentially influence voting patterns in other constituencies.

As the campaign progresses, Baghel faces the challenge of overcoming the BJP's dominance in Rajnandgaon and convincing voters to support the Congress party's vision for the state and the nation. The coming months will be crucial for Baghel as he works to build a strong campaign and garner support from various communities across Chhattisgarh.

Key Takeaways

  • Bhupesh Baghel, Congress leader, launches campaign for 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
  • Baghel contesting from BJP stronghold Rajnandgaon, his third attempt at a Lok Sabha seat.
  • Congress won 2 out of 11 seats in Chhattisgarh in 2019 General Elections.
  • Baghel to visit tribal hamlets as part of campaign strategy to connect with voters.
  • Baghel faces challenge of overcoming BJP's dominance in Rajnandgaon constituency.