The Congress, meanwhile, held a show of strength in the Jogi stronghold of Marwahi. Congress general secretary in charge of the state, B K Hariprasad, and other party leaders attacked Jogi for “sabotaging the Congress”.
Despite these directions, however, 34 of the BJP’s 49 MLAs have written to CM Raman Singh asking him to protect the temple, as it is part of the “religious sentiment” of people, even as several groups have held demonstrations in Raipur to preserve it.
In its report dated April 29, the commission said the “investigation carried out by the local police is unsatisfactory”, and that the statements of all the victims and witnesses were yet to be recorded.
Badegure village in Chhattisgarh is on the edge after a tribal woman, whose husband was picked up by police in connection with a blast, died weeks after giving birth to a child. Activists have alleged that Hurre developed meningitis and septicemia due to lack of post-natal care as she kept travelling to Dantewada jail to […]
Senior police officers said that Narendra Singh, who was from Nagaur in Rajasthan, held the rank of platoon commander in the college and used to regularly train personnel in grenades and bomb disposal.
In Pipantola, for instance, the “chhoti nadi” that sustains life is a stagnant pool of water, coated white with a pungent odour. It is here that clothes and utensils are cleaned, baths taken, water consumed.