Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel . (File photo)
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel
on Tuesday appointed 15
, including three women, as
in a bid to appease ambitious representatives. Thirteen of them are first-timers in the assembly.
Baghel tried to strike a balance by giving representation to
that do not have a minister. Four parliamentary secretaries are from
, one from Bastar and 10 from the plains. Significantly, the move comes amid Congress battling to quell a rebellion in
Under Baghel, Congress in Chhattisgarh has an overwhelming majority with 69 of the 90 seats in the House. With so many legislators, there were many more claimants to posts in the government.