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Raman Singh to be new CM of Chhattisgarh

BJP MLAs elected state unit chief and former Union minister Raman Singh as their leader on Friday.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2003 13:24 IST

Dr Raman Singh after his election as BJP Legislature Party leader in Raipur on Friday

Chhattisgarh BJP'snewly-elected MLAs met on Friday in Raipur and elected state unitpresident and formerUnion minister Raman Singh as their leader, party sources said.



With his election, Singh will become the nextChief Minister of the state, replacing Congress's Ajit Jogi.

The meeting was attended by BJP president M Venkaiah Naidu, former Union minister Dilip Singh Judeo, leader of opposition in the outgoing assembly Nand Kumar Sai besides Singh himself.

First Published: Dec 06, 2003 17:02 IST