Bhupesh Baghel makes 15 ‘ambitious’ MLAs parl secretaries

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Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel . (File photo)

RAIPUR:

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

on Tuesday appointed 15

Congress legislators

, including three women, as

parliamentary secretaries

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

many districts

that do not have a minister. Four parliamentary secretaries are from

north Chhattisgarh

, one from Bastar and 10 from the plains. Significantly, the move comes amid Congress battling to quell a rebellion in

Rajasthan

.
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.

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