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BJP leader’s ‘spit’ remark against Bhupesh Baghel sparks controversy. CM hits back | Latest News India

“If you spit towards the sky, it will fall on your face only,” Baghel responded to D Purandeswari.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief D Purandeswari’s remarks against Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on the celebration’s three-day-long “Chintan Shivir” have triggered a serious controversy. In a video which goes viral, Purandeswari, a former chief of the state’s ruling Congress, is seen saying that if BJP employees flip round and spit, Baghel and his whole Cabinet can be “swept away.”

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“The responsibility of bringing the BJP back to power lies with you. Our karyakartas are the backbone of our party. If today we are sitting here as leaders, then that is because of workers such as all of you. Hence, we want you to move ahead with a resolve. If all of you were to turn around and spit just once, Bhupesh Baghel and his entire Cabinet would be swept away. From today onwards, you will have to work with this resolve. Due to your hard work, we will again come back to power in 2023,” the BJP’s Chhattisgarh in-charge says, as seen in a video shared by information company ANI. Her speech is met with loud applause.

She was addressing celebration activists on the ultimate day of the “Chintan Shivir” on Thursday, in Bastar.

Responding to Purandeswari, who was a Union minister within the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) authorities, Baghel didn’t maintain back, questioning her “mental state.” Speaking to reporters, the chief minister mentioned, “What can I say about her statement? Who could have thought that her mental state would come down to this after joining the BJP? She was alright when she was with us. Moreover, if you spit towards the sky, it will fall on your face only.”

In the 2018 meeting elections in Chhattisgarh, the Congress had defeated the BJP, which had been in energy right here since 2003 beneath then chief minister Raman Singh. Baghel turned the state’s third CM, forward of TS Singh Deo.

Assembly elections will subsequent happen within the state in 2023, simply months forward of the Lok Sabha elections the next year.

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