Union minister Beni Prasad Verma today attacked the BJP-led Chhattisgarh government for its “failure” in providing security to Congress workers’ cavalcade,which came under Maoist attack last week,and demanded a probe in the “conspiracy” behind “sudden change in the route”.
“The dastardly attack is a massive failure on the part of the BJP government in Chhattisgarh. There also seems to be a conspiracy behind the ghastly strike,which needs to be investigated and exposed,” Verma told reporters here.
When asked to elaborate,the Union minister said,”it has been learnt that there was a sudden change in the route which the Congress workers’ cavalcade was supposed to follow. It deserves to be probed as to under what circumstances such a sudden change was effected”.
“Also,adequate security cover was not in place despite the fact that the cavalcade included Vidya Charan Shukla,a former Union minister,who enjoys Z category security. The 84-year-old is battling for life,while many of our party colleagues,including the state party president Nand Kumar Patel and his son,lost their lives,” he added.