The congress won the 2018 election, earning a 68-seat majority and ending the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 15-year hegemony. The bjp won only 15 seats. In 2023, the congress, under by chief minister bhupesh baghel, confronts a strong struggle from the bjp, which is keen to recapture its lost territory. In order to combat anti-incumbency, the grand old party is also attempting to win over supporters with populist plans aimed at farmers and women.
In the Patan assembly constituency, congress candidate and chief minister bhupesh baghel is lagging after the first round of voting. The bjp was leading in the Patan assembly, North Central assembly, Bargi assembly, and Cantt assembly seats. The Patan assembly constituency is the most competitive, with bhupesh baghel facing a tough fight from his nephew Vijay Baghel, a lok sabha bjp mp from Durg. Previous election races between the two Baghels in 2008 and 2013, with both claiming victory once, have highlighted their political rivalry.