Chhattisgarh Government & Politics have added some new leaves to the political records in India. Though the bifurcation of the larger state of Madhya Pradesh and the birth of Chhattisgarh was considerably a peaceful process.
Presently the Executive head of the Chhattisgarh government is Shri E S L Narashiman, the governor. The legislative head is chief minister Dr Raman Singh. The cabinet of ministers under him presently include of Shri Amar Agrawal, Shri Brijmohan Agarwal, Shri Ram Vichar Netam, Shri Ajay Chandrakar, Shri Ganesh Ram Bhagat, Shri Hemchand Yadav and Shri Megharam Sahu.
The existing government was formed by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the year 2003 after they procuring the majority of seats in the election of the state legislative assembly.
The important departments of the government of Chhattisgarh are Police department, Agriculture department, general administration department, labor department, finance and planning and the water resources department.
Politics in Chhattisgarh is a very competitive field. The major national parties in the state are Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress. The Bahujan Samaj Party and the Gondwana Party are the two most important state parties in Chhattisgarh.
The Chhattisgarh Government & Politics is still guided by the various regional issues that led to the formation of this new state.
The existing Chhattisgarh government was formed in the year 2003 by the Bharatiya Janata Party after they procured the majority of seats in the state elections. The three divisions of the government of Chhattisgarh are the executive, legislative and the judiciary.
Dr Raman Singh is the chief minister of the state of Chhattisgarh. He was elected as an MLA during the elections of 1990 and 1993. Later in the year 1999 he was elected as a MP.
Shri Sivraj Singh is the chief secretary of the state of Chhattisgarh. The additional chief secretaries are Shri B K S Ray and Shri V K Kapoor.
The cabinet of ministers working under the guidance of Dr Raman Singh, leads different departments of the government. Shri Hemchand Yadav is in charge of food, water resources, civil supplies, transport, and labor and consumer protection. Shri Nanki Ram Kanwar is the minister in charge of the departments taking care of agriculture, fisheries, animal husbandry and forest. The departments related to sports, youth and school education are taken care of by Shri Medha Ram Sahu.
There are various other departments and institutions functioning under the Chhattisgarh government. Some of them are related to tribal welfare, panchayat and rural development, revenue, law and legal affairs, etc.
Chhattisgarh Political Parties
The two most prominent national political parties that are present in the state of Chhattisgarh are the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress. The two parties have played an important role in the elections of the state conducted in the year 2003.
Some of the Chhattisgarh political parties of the state are the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha, Chhattisgarh Samaj Party and the Gondwana Party.
Having won the last elections in the state, the Bhartiya Janata party has formed the government in the state of Chhattisgarh. The political parties in Chhattisgarh have several representatives from the tribal communities. Of the 146 blocks in the state of Chhattisgarh, 85 are representatives of the tribal communities who occupy 32 percent of the state population. The women also play an active role by participating in politics in Chhattisgarh. Of the 62 women contestants in the elections of 2003, 5 of them have been elected to the assembly.
Chhattisgarh Parliamentary Constituencies
In Chhattisgarh, there are eleven Parliamentary Constituencies. The constituencies are
From the Parliamentary Constituencies of Chhattisgarh the canditates contest in the parliamentary elections. From each of the constituencies more than one canditate contest for the seats. From the Surjuga constituency, members from Bharatiya Janata Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Gondvana Gantantra Party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and independent allies contest the election.
From the Raigarh constituency 5 candidates stood for the election. They were from Bahujan Samaj Party, Bharatiya Janata Party, Gondvana Gantantra Party, Samajwadi Party and Indian National Congress. From the Parliamentary Constituency of Janjgir, 16 candidates stood for the election, of which 5 were independent candidates. Seven candidates stood from the Parliamentary Constituency of Bilaspur. Two of the candidates were from independent parties and others were from Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian National Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party, Gondvana Gantantra Party and Samajwadi Party.
Chhattisgarh Assembly Constituencies
Chhattisgarh Assembly Constituencies have important role in the politics of Chhattisgarh. The state capital of Chhattisgarh is Raipur. It emerged as an independent state in India in November 2000. Chhattisgarh is divided into sixteen districts. The total number of Assembly Constituencies of Chhattisgarh is ninety. Some of the leading political parties in Chhattisgarh are Bharatiya Janata Dal, Bahujan Samaj Party, Communist Party of India(Marxist), Indian National Congress, Janata Dal United, Samajwadi Party and Gondvana Gantantra Party. Candidates from different political parties contests for Chhattisgarh Assembly Constituencies.
The names of the districts of Chhatisgarh with their Assembly Constituencies are given below:
Last Updated on: 29th March 2013