Guwahati, Nov 02: The political landscape of Chhattisgarh witnessed a contentious remark from Assam’s Chief Minister and prominent BJP leader, Himanta Biswa Sarma. Sarma’s visit to Chhattisgarh, ahead of the State Assembly elections, has not only fueled the campaign fervor but also raised questions about the internal dynamics within the Chhattisgarh Congress party.
During his visit, Sarma made startling claims, suggesting that the Chhattisgarh Congress may prioritize historical figures over its own leader, Bhupesh Baghel.
He revealed that, according to his inside information, the Congress had initiated the removal of Baghel’s name from banners and posters within the last ten days. Sarma’s statement alluded to an impending change in the party’s leadership hierarchy, either immediately following the elections or through a gradual transition.
Adding another layer of intrigue to the situation, Sarma mentioned an Election Commission notice he received regarding his earlier ‘Akbar’ remark. In response to this notice, he pointed out that Congress had chosen to complain about his reference to Akbar, a historical figure, while neglecting any comments made against leaders like TS Singh Deo or Baghel.
Sarma’s question, “Why is Akbar so dear to you (Congress)?,” has raised eyebrows and left many speculating about the political undercurrents at play.
This development not only underscores the highly charged atmosphere surrounding the upcoming Chhattisgarh State Assembly elections but also indicates potential shifts in the Chhattisgarh Congress Party’s internal dynamics.
As the political landscape evolves, it remains to be seen how these revelations will impact the election campaigns and, more importantly, the leadership structure within the Chhattisgarh Congress.