Tandon was one of the founding members of the Jan Sangh which later became the BJP. He became the governor of Chhattisgarh in July 2014 and has served on various other posts including the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab.
Fifteen Maoists were killed by security forces in an encounter – touted as among the largest operations in the state – in the Konta region of Sukma.
When asked about the impact of possible campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, T S Singh Deo said Modi will be a much lesser factor than he was in 2013.
Awasthi said that these numbers show that the Maoists are “on the back foot”, and credited operations that are now being carried out in core areas.
Stating that the borders with Andhra Pradesh have also been sealed as a precautionary measure, he said, search operations were being carried out in several areas bordering Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh encounter: Senior police officials said two INSAS rifles were among the weapons recovered, indicating that the Maoists involved in the exchange of fire were high-level cadre.
According to health department officials, Bihar resident Ambika Kumar had brought his two-month-old son, who was born with a congenial heart ailment, to Raipur for treatment.
The delegation from Chhattisgarh were briefed on the prohibition experience by former Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, who has been appointed as Advisor, Policy and Programme Implementation, upon his retirement.
The accused then tried to kill the victims but when the two women begged for their lives, the culprits spared them after asking them to leave the state, the official said.
During a search of the area, bodies of three ultras clad in ‘uniform’ along with four weapons, including a 315 bore rifle, a pistol and a muzzle-loading gun, were recovered from the spot.
Beginning May 18, close to 3,000 government nurses from across Chhattisgarh went on strike, for better pay. On June 2, 607 nurses were arrested.
This comes at a time when Chief Minister Raman Singh is on a statewide “Vikas Yatra”.
Chhattisgarh’s new Bastariya Battalion evokes memories of disbanded force, and of concerns associated with it.
Naxals blew up the farmhouse of a BJP MP with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, ahead of Chief Minister Raman Singh’s visit to the area, the police said on Wednesday.
What the tribals see as assertion of their rights, “as guaranteed by the Constitution”, has been dubbed by the ruling BJP as a “missionary tactic to mislead the tribals”.