BJP MLA, 4 others killed in Maoist blast in Chhattisgarh

BJP MLA, 4 others killed in Maoist blast in Chhattisgarh

Just days before some constituencies in Chhattisgarh vote in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, a Maoist attack on a BJP MLA's convoy rocked the state.

The CRPF statement reads "Between Kuakonta and Syamgiri in Dantewada, the convoy of BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi came under an IED attack today".

"It was a meticulously-planned attack, Maoists specifically targeted BJP MLA's vehicle when he was rushing to Nakulnar to address a public meeting in favour of the BJP candidate from Bastar seat Baidu Ram Kashyap in closing minutes of poll campaigning", Dantewada police chief Abhishek Pallav told reporters at the blast site.

The vehicle in which the MLA was travelling bore the maximum brunt of the blast, Deputy Inspector General (Anti-Naxal Operations) P Sundar Raj told reporters. "The sacrifices of these martyrs will not go in vain".

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, through a series of tweets said that this was an attack on "parliamentary democracy".




Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who hails from the same party as the slain state legislator, condemned the strike.

As there was fear in the region, the EC should take over all control of the security arrangements, it said.

Police said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Bhima Mandavi, his driver and three of his state bodyguards were killed in a "massive" explosion in a remote part of the state roughly 340 kilometres (211 miles) from the capital Raipur. Diligent and courageous, he assiduously served the people of Chhattisgarh.

"My government is consistently working to win people's confidence and Naxals felt upset about that and this brutal attack is basically the result of their frustration". "I pray to God to give peace and strength to the soul of the departed soul and the family". The attack took place with less than 36 hours remaining for the first phase of voting and former state CM Raman Singh pointed the finger at the Congress government in Chhattisgarh.

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