Off The Cuff with Bhupesh Baghel

Updated: 9 December, 2019 9:33 pm IST

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel speaks about the economic slowdown, Naxalism in his state, NRC as well as how Rahul Gandhi is the need of the hour for Congress, in this edition of Off The Cuff with ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Political Editor D.K. Singh.

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The chief minister of Chhattisgarh arrives for the event.

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From left: Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief, ThePrint; Bhupesh Baghel, chief minister, Chhattisgarh; Rajeev Gowda, member of Parliament, Karnataka

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From left: Shekhar Gupta; D.K. Singh, Political Editor, ThePrint; Bhupesh Baghel

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Pawan Khera, national spokesperson, Indian National Congress, had two questions to ask – one economic and the other a political one. The first one was whether Chhattisgarh got the additional levy after the cancellation of coal blocks. Secondly, he asked, was the influence of RSS on the tribals in Chhattisgarh.

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From left: Omkar Bhattacharya, chief revenue officer, ThePrint; Pawan Khera; Naveen Jindal, Chairman, JSPL Corporate

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From left: A guest participates in the discussion while retired diplomat K.V. Rajan and Geeta Rajan look on.

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“There’s no question of NRC in Chhattisgarh, our state is secure,” said Bhupesh Baghel. Full report

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Ruhi Tewari, News Editor, ThePrint, asked the chief minister whether it was OK for a secular party like Congress to join hands with a communal party Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.

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Shekhar Gupta and D.K. Singh hosted the show.

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Kairvy Grewal, journalist at ThePrint, asked the Congress leader’s views on the encounter of the rape accused in Telangana.

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“My suggestion is to give money to the common man, housewives and farmers to revive the economy. There is no point in giving money to big companies,” said Baghel on his advice to Nirmala Sitharaman. Full report

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Bhupesh Baghel posed with ThePrint team after the discussion.

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Shekhar Gupta; Bhupesh Baghel; Naveen Jindal share a moment.

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Dalbir Singh, National Secretary, All India Congress Committee, greets Shekhar Gupta.

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The editor-in-chief and the chief minister pose for the shutter bugs.

 

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