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Chhattisgarh: Congress likely to announce Chief Minister on Saturday

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 14, 2018, 11.01 PM (IST)

Rahul Gandhi-led Congress is likely to announce the Chief Minister for Chhattisgarh on Saturday, news reports suggest. 

Rahul Gandhi on Friday met the four contenders for the chief ministership in Chhattisgarh, including T S Singh Deo who appears to be the front-runner for the post.

Besides Deo, Chhattisgarh Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel, Charan Das Mahant and Tamradhwaj Sahu were in contention for the top job of state where Congress wrested power from the BJP after 15 years, news agency PTI reported. 

Gandhi had last night deferred the decisions on chief minister of Chhattisgarh as he wanted to hold discussions with prominent party leaders of the state. 

Last evening, Gandhi held a meeting with the party's central observer for Chhattisgarh Mallikarjun Kharge. AICC in-charge of party affairs in Chhattisgarh P L Punia was also present in the meeting.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Gandhi on Thursday deferred the decisions on chief minister of Chhattisgarh as he wanted to hold discussions with prominent party leaders of the state.