“We have taken a pledge to free Chhattisgarh from the menace of naxalism before 2022 and we will do it. I and my team today again take the resolve to end naxalism before 2022,” Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said.
The hospital suspended the operator who is in-charge of the oxygen supply, after he was found in an inebriated condition while on duty.
Describing the security of people as top most priority, the chief minister said the state government has approved1,175 new posts in police force after which the total sanctioned strength of the state forces has reached to 75,000.
On his arrival in Raipur on Sunday night, Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal told the media, “I am happy and content that the (party) national president heard me out for over an hour. After that, I thought that he was satisfied with what I was saying.”
Raman Singh said that the government is doing its best to work for the tribal’s and forest dwellers in the state, while adding that the Forest Department in Chhattisgarh and state government are planning to invest Rs. 8 crore every year on forests.
Acquired for resort being built by firm of Chhattisgarh Minister’s wife, son
The Raman Singh government must probe charges of illegal acquisition by a minister’s family
According to government records, six of the 15 different tracts of land allegedly encroached in Chhattisgarh, totalling over 10 hectares, have been documented as “chhote jhaad ke jungle” and “bade jhaad ke jungle”, or jungles comprising small and big shrubs.
On July 25, The Indian Express had first reported that Agrawal’s wife bought the land donated by farmer Vishnu Sahu to the Water Resources department in 1994 which was then transferred to the Forest department with the government’s Rs 22.90 lakh spent on it in 2003 for afforestation.
Kisan Mazdoor Sangh convener Lalit Chandranahu had first raised the issue last year. The land, owned by Vishnu Ram Sahu and five other farmers, was handed over to Water Resources Department (WRD) under a “daanpatra” (gift deed for public use) in 1994.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said, “I have asked the Chief Secretary for an urgent report from the Collector and other officers as to how the land was bought and what procedure was followed.”
The past two months have seen a furore about whether Jogi is a tribal or not, with a high-powered committee ruling that he was not one. The former Congress leader has now approached the High Court against the committee’s findings.
Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Raman Singh said the BJP was ruling in 17 states, which is 65 per cent of the country and Congress presence was only in 8 per cent, which will also get erased.
The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh discusses vigilantes, Maoists, farmers’ issues
Singh was speaking at a symposium on ‘Kabir Sahitya me Samrasta aur Sanchaar’, jointly organised by Kushabhau Thakre University of Journalism and Mass Communication and Kabir Development and Study Centre at Raipur.