Vishnu Deo Sai: Charting the Journey of Chhattisgarh’s New Chief Minister

In a twist of political events, Vishnu Deo Sai, a seasoned BJP leader, emerges as the chosen leader to take the reins as Chhattisgarh’s new chief minister. Here’s a detailed exploration of the prominent political figure:

Historic Tribal Chief Minister:

   – Vishnu Deo Sai makes history by becoming the first tribal chief minister of Chhattisgarh, a significant milestone following the exclusion of Ajit Jogi’s ST status.

Political Roots and Family Legacy:

   – His political journey commenced at the grassroots level as a village sarpanch, representing Bagia village panchayat.

   – Coming from a family with a rich political legacy, Sai’s grandfather, Budhnath Sai, served as a nominated MLA, while his ‘bade pitaji’ Narhari Prasad Sai contributed significantly to the Jan Sangh (BJP’s predecessor) and held various political positions.

Union Minister of State:

   – Ascending through the political ranks, Sai transitioned from a village sarpanch to become the Union Minister of State for Steel in the first Cabinet under PM Modi.

Electoral Entry and Challenges:

   – Encouraged by the late BJP leader Dilip Singh Judev, Vishnu Deo Sai entered electoral politics in 1990, securing his first MLA seat from Tapkara.

   – Despite facing electoral challenges, including a defeat in the 1998 assembly polls, Sai persevered, showcasing resilience and commitment.

Lok Sabha Stint:

   – Sai’s political prowess manifested in his four consecutive wins in Lok Sabha elections, representing the Raigarh constituency from 1999 to 2014.

Educational Background and Origins:

   – Born in Jashpur, Sai, before venturing into politics, pursued agriculture and received his education in a government school in Kunkuri.

   – Hailing from the Kanwar tribe, Sai’s roots trace back to Jashpur, and he returned to his village in 1988.

2023 Assembly Elections Victory:

   – In the recently concluded assembly elections in Chhattisgarh in 2023, Vishnu Deo Sai secured victory from the north Chhattisgarh’s Kunkuri constituency, defeating the sitting Congress MLA.

Vision for Chhattisgarh:

   – Expressing his dedication, Sai emphasized fulfilling promises made under ‘Modi Ki Guarantee,’ particularly focusing on providing 18 lakh ‘Awas’ (houses) to the people of Chhattisgarh.

Party’s Leadership Amid Criticism:

   – The BJP faced criticism for delays in announcing chief minister names for Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. The appointment of Vishnu Deo Sai adds a new chapter to Chhattisgarh’s political landscape.

Bhupesh Baghel’s Wishes:

   – Outgoing Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel congratulated Vishnu Deo Sai, extending best wishes for the progress of Chhattisgarh under Sai’s leadership.

As Vishnu Deo Sai steps into the role of Chhattisgarh’s chief minister, his extensive political experience and deep-rooted connections within the state lay the foundation for the next chapter in the state’s governance.

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