Rahul Gandhi appoints Mohan Markam as President of Congress Chhattisgarh Unit

Congress President Rahul Gandhi appoints Mohan Markam as the President of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect. Markam will be replacing the outgoing president Bhupesh Baghel.

“Press Release regarding appointment of Shri. Mohan Markam as the President of Chattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee. The party appreciates the contribution of outgoing PCC President Shri @bhupeshbaghel,” the Congress party tweeted.

‘Congratulations to Kondagaon MLA Mohan Markamji for being appointed as the Chairman of the Chhattisgarh State Congress Committee. I am grateful to all the functionaries and functionaries who have stood shoulder to shoulder with me in fulfilling the responsibility of the State President for five years’, tweeted outgoing State Party Chief Bhupesh Baghel.

Bhupesh Baghel was appointed as the Chief Minister on December 17 after the Congress marked a landslide victory in the State Assembly elections by dislodging the Raman Singh-led BJP government. The Congress bagged a whopping 68 out of the total 90 seats in the state, while the BJP only managed to secure 15 seats.

However, the party suffered a huge setback from the state in the last month concluded national polls 2019. Out of the all 11 Lok Sabha Seats, Congress could only manage to bag 2 seats with a vote share with just over 40 per cent vote share.

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