Tribhuvaneshwar Saran Singh Deo (born 31 October 1952), also known by his initials as T. S. Singh Deo or T. S. Baba, is an Indian politician from Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh. He was the First Deputy Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh from June 2023 to December 2023.

T. S. Singh Deo
Deo in 2021
1st Deputy Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
In office
28 June 2023 – 12 December 2023
GovernorBiswabhusan Harichandan
Chief MinisterBhupesh Baghel
Ministry and Departments
  • Health and Family Welfare.
  • Medical Education.
  • 20 Point Program Implementation.
  • Commercial taxes (GST).
  • Energy.
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byArun Sao
Vijay Sharma (politician)
Member of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
In office
8 December 2008 – 3 December 2023
Preceded byKamal Bhan Singh
Succeeded byRajesh Agarwal
Leader of the Opposition
Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
In office
Chief MinisterDr. Raman Singh
SpeakerGaurishankar Agrawal
Preceded byRavindra Choubey, INC
Succeeded byDharamlal Kaushik, BJP
Titular Maharaja of Surguja
Assumed office
Preceded byMadneshwar Saran Singh Deo
Personal details
Born (1952-10-31) 31 October 1952 (age 71)
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
RelationsSee Surguja State
Parent(s)Madneshwar Saran Singh Deo (father)
Devendrakumari Singh Deo (mother)
Residence(s)Kothighar, Ambikapur
EducationM.A. in History
Alma materHamidia College
As of 17 June, 2018
Source: ["Biography". Vidhan Sabha, Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly.]

He is also the current titular Maharaja of Surguja, with headquarters at Ambikapur. He was the last mentor to sit on the throne of Surguja.

Political career edit

He is the richest member of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly.[1]

He served as the Leader of Opposition in 4th Vidhan Sabha of Chhattisgarh.[2][3][4][5] Currently, he is serving as a Cabinet Minister for Health in the Chhattisgarh government.

T.S. Singh Deo has been elected from Ambikapur Assembly Constituency 3 times since 2008, winning by a margin of 39,624 against his BJP opponent Anurag Singh Deo in the most recent 2018 elections.

He has been a very active politician in demonstrating against the BJP government which helped him to bring his party to power with huge majority in 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.[6][7][8][9]

Cabinet Minister of Chattisgarh edit

After the 2018 Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election resulted in a victory for the Indian National Congress. T.S. Singh Deo and Bhupesh Baghel were both considered candidates for the position of Chief Minister, but eventually Bhupesh Baghel- considered a significant OBC face in the state- was chosen over T.S. Singh Deo.[10]

T.S. Singh Deo was made a cabinet minister in the Baghel ministry, holding five portfolios- Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education, 20 Point Program Implementation, Commercial Taxes and panchayat and rural development.[11][12]

Deputy Chief Minister edit

On the 28th of June, 2023, T.S. Singh Deo was made Deputy Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh in the Baghel ministry, ahead of the 2023 Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly elections of the same year.[13]

Terms in the Chhattisgarh assembly edit

Year Legislative Assembly Constituency Margin Result Party Post
2008 2nd Ambikapur 948 Won Indian National Congress MLA
2013 3rd 19,558 Won Leader of the Opposition
2018 4th 39,624 Won Cabinet Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
2023 5th -94[14] Lost

References edit

  1. ^ "Chhattisgarh: Congress' TS Singhdeo is the richest". Deccan Herald. 21 November 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2023.
  2. ^ Staff Reporter (3 January 2014). "Saran Singh Deo Elected CLP Leader". The Pioneer. Raipur. the pioneer. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Cong MLA Singhdeo elected Opposition Leader in C'garh Assembly". Business Standard. Raipur. Press Trust of India. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Sarguja's royal scion named Congress CLP chief". The Times of India. Raipur. Times News Network. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Congress MLA TS Singhdeo elected Leader of Opposition in Chhattisgarh Assembly". Raipur: Jagran News. 3 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Chhattisgarh's richest candidate wins Ambikapur constituency". Business Standard. Raipur. Press Trust of India. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Chhattisgarh's richest candidate retains Ambikapur seat". Daily News and Analysis. Raipur. Press Trust of India. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  8. ^ Jaiswal, Anuja (1 November 2013). "Congress's Tribhuvaneshwar Sharan Singhdeo richest candidate in Chhattisgarh with assets worth Rs 560 crore". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Chhattisgarh's richest candidate retains Ambikapur seat". Raipur: Zee News. Press Trust of India. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  10. ^ "In Chhattisgarh, Congress's OBC face Bhupesh Baghel is chief minister". The Indian Express. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2023.
  11. ^ "Bhupesh Baghel sworn in as CM; T S Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu take oath as ministers". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 22 April 2023.
  12. ^ "Tussle in Chhattisgarh Congress between TS Singh Deo and CM Bhupesh Baghel reignited". Hindustan Times. 17 July 2022. Retrieved 22 April 2023.
  13. ^ "Congress appoints TS Singh Deo as Chhattisgarh Deputy CM ahead of polls". The Indian Express. 28 June 2023. Retrieved 28 June 2023.
  14. ^ The Indian Express (4 December 2023). "Chhattisgarh Assembly Election Results: Deputy CM Singh Deo loses by 94 votes, 8 other ministers bite dust". Archived from the original on 8 December 2023. Retrieved 8 December 2023.

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