The Raipur-Guwahati connection

May 2 will decide the fate of five governments (four states and a Union Territory), and the political future of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. In the state, Mr Baghel needs no help. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is comatose after the 2018 elections, when it could win only 15 of the 90 seats in the Assembly. Former chief minister Raman Singh has been drafted into party work as national vice-president. D Purandeswari, Andhra Pradesh leader and Congress import into the BJP, and Nitin Nabin, four-time MLA from Bankipore in Bihar, were designated as the centre’s eyes and.....

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