Former Union Minister Vishnu Deo Sai selected as new Chhattisgarh CM

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RAIPUR (Chhattisgarh) : Tribal leader and former Union Minister Vishnu Deo Sai is the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) pick as the new Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.

After he was chosen as the new Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Tribal leader and former Union Minister Vishnu Deo Sai said that Bharatiya Janata party will work with honesty to gain everyone’ faith and vowed to fulfil guarantees given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“With all honesty I will work for ‘Sabka Vishwas’ and the promises made to the people of Chhattisgarh under ‘Modi Ki Guarantee’ will be fulfilled. As a CM of the state, we will try to fulfil the promises,” Vishnu Deo Sai said.

He further said that the first work that will be done is to give 18 lakh ‘Awas’ to the people.

“Today, I have been unanimously chosen as the leader of the legislative assembly. I am thankful to PM Modi, Union HM Amit Shah and BJP national president JP Nadda for showing trust in me,” he added.

BJP leader and Union Minister Renuka Singh Saruta said, “I am very happy that Vishnu Deo Sai will be the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. This is the first time a party worker from the tribal community belonging to a farmer’s family has been elected as the CM…”

Sai won the recently concluded assembly polls from Kunkuri in north Chhattisgarh, a region the BJP has swept.

Sai is a prominent figure in the BJP and has held various positions, including being the former state chief and former union minister.

Sai hails from the influential Sahu (Teli) community which has a sizable presence in the Durg, Raipur and Bilaspur divisions.

He served as State President of the party for Chhattisgarh from 2020 until 2022. He was the Union Minister of State for Mines, Steel in the first PM Modi cabinet. He is highly regarded among tribal voters.

Earlier, BJP central observers Sarbananda Sonowal and Arjun Munda held a meeting in Raipur.

The polling in the state was held in two phases, with the first on November 7 featuring 223 candidates and the second seeing 958 candidates put their electoral fates to the test on November 17. Of the 90 assembly constituencies in Chhattisgarh, the BJP bagged 54 while the Congress won 35. (ANI)

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