Kalluri, who has been accused of human rights excesses by the Congress in the past, is now an important figure as Inspector General of ACB and EOW, and more importantly, the head of SITs probing issues such as the PDS ‘scam’ that the government considers significant.
Kawasi Lakhma wrote that instances of “fake encounters” would lead to a “loss of confidence” in the government and said that if financial assistance was not given quickly, the adivasi community could lose its faith in the Congress. “
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that this was an insult to the voter of Chhattisgarh, and reminded Jaitley that it was the Congress that lost most of its leadership to a Maoist attack in Jhiram Ghati in 2013.
Attacking the Congress, which wrested Chhattisgarh from the BJP after 15 years, Modi told a rally in Raigarh that almost every member of the party’s “parivar” was out on bail and the “chowkidar” was alert and committed to revealing “all of their secrets.”
Baghel, who also holds the finance portfolio, said in the Assembly that in every village, three acres of land will be earmarked for cowsheds and the government will focus on production of biogas from dung in a sustainable manner.
A similar petition to Chhattisgarh High Court was dismissed by Justice Goutam Bhaduri, who said the court could not intervene at the moment, but added that it was “expected that the State will not pressurise any citizen to give a statement a particular way”.
This is the first big encounter under the Congress government that took over in December. Data from 2016 to 2018, released by the Anti-Naxal Operations wing, show a dip in encounters from 2017 to 2018.
According to the report, the performance audit on NRHM with special focus on reproductive and child health for the 2012-2017 period -- when the Raman Singh-led BJP government was in power -- was conducted during April-July 2017 and covered seven out of 27 districts by sampling method.
With the general elections nearing again, following the debacle in the Assembly polls, many in the party believe that corrective measures and involvement of the central leadership are required for the party to get back on track.
The BJP, meanwhile, has been critical of suggestions that Chhattisgarh will pull out of the the scheme, with former CM Raman Singh saying that the Congress should not be hasty in making decisions, and calling Ayushman Bharat one of the “best schemes in the world.”
In Chhattisgarh, the BJP accused govt of “imposition of this idea” on those who “do not eat non-vegetarian food”. In MP, where the Congress does not enjoy a clear majority on its own, the party is playing safe