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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