Congress MLA Shailesh Pandey called the police action "unfortunate" while adding that Pankaj Singh was implicated for his closeness to Deo.
The Congress crisis in Punjab has reignited speculation over leadership that continues to be rife in Chhattisgarh over the power-sharing formula (read rotation of chief minister).
The tussle over power-sharing arrangement for the CM post has been lingering ever since Baghel completed his half-way tenure on June 17 this year.
Tension has been brewing in Chhattisgarh Congress since Singh Deo reportedly sought a change of guard citing an agreement whereby he was supposed to take over after CM Baghel finishes half-term.
Talking to reporters at the airport, Baghel said he was going to Delhi as he had been called by the party high command.
The Baghel camp hasn’t yielded yet, as a large number of MLAs on his side, including a couple of ministers and some senior leaders, flew into Delhi late Thursday evening.
Baghel had returned to Raipur from Delhi only on August 25 evening after former Congress president Rahul Gandhi held meetings with him and minister T S Singh Deo to resolve the power-sharing issue.
In an apparent show of strength, a huge crowd of supporters along with several party MLAs and some cabinet ministers welcomed Baghel as he landed at Swami Vivekanand Airport here.
During the meeting, Baghel has been told not to interfere in work handled by TS Singh Deo, who has complained that he was not even consulted in work related to his ministry.
AICC in-charge for Chhattisgarh P L Punia and AICC general secretary (organisation) K C Venugopal were also present during the meeting convened by Rahul Gandhi at his residence.
The trouble has been brewing in the state amid reports that Deo is pressing for a decision on the chief minister issue in the state.
Punia also said there was no such formula of changing chief ministers after a few years. “As Bhupesh Baghel ji also cleared, there is no such understanding or formula.