Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge appointed TS Singh Deo as Chhattisgarh Deputy Chief Minister. The announcement of Singh Deo’s appointment took place in a review meeting. The meeting was held to discuss the upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly elections at the Congress headquarters in Delhi.
He is one of the most prominent and senior members of the Indian National Congress. Being from a royal family, he is the richest MLA of Chhattisgarh.
He served as the Leader of Opposition in 4th Vidhan Sabha of Chhattisgarh. Currently, he is serving as a Cabinet Minister for Health in the Chhattisgarh government.
T.S. Singh Deo won from Ambikapur Assembly Constituency three times since 2008, defeating his BJP opponent Anurag Singh Deo by a margin of 39,624 votes in the most recent 2018 elections.
He has been a very active politician in demonstrating against the BJP government. His efforts helped him bring his party to power with a huge majority in the Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha election of 2018. He is a gentle face of Congress in Chhattisgarh. He was the richest candidate in the 2013 Assembly Elections.
The Battle for Power: Singh Deo and Baghel’s Rivalry in Chhattisgarh
Singh Deo has had a fractious relationship with Baghel. Both were vying for the top post when the Congress swept to power in Chhattisgarh in 2018, by dislodging the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after winning 68 of 90 seats.
Baghel, who was then state party president, and Singh Deo, then leader of the party in the state legislature, spent several days in Delhi, attempting to thrash out a solution. Those close to Singh Deo argued that a two-and-a-half year rotational system, where he would take over for the second half of the tenure, was thrashed out. The Baghel camp has always denied this. The matter led to friction between the two leaders, prompting the party high command to intervene in September 2021 when several MLAs arrived in Delhi, showing their allegiance to Baghel. As rumours of a change in guard swirled, Singh Deo resigned from one of his portfolios of rural development in July 2022.
TS Singh Deo appointed Chhattisgarh Deputy Chief Minister,TS Singh Deo appointed Chhattisgarh Deputy Chief Minister