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Congress calls for statewide shutdown in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, July 14 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee on Tuesday called for a statewide shutdown in the wake of killing of 30 police personnel including a Superintendent of Police by Naxalites here.

The opposition Congress in the State has been critical of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in the state from time to time for its failure to contain Naxal violence.

In this connection the Congress has also called for imposition of President’s Rule in the State.

Earlier, Ajit Jogi, former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, has called for the intervention of the Central Government and imposition of President’s rule.

Calling the Maoist attack on the police ”unfortunate”, Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday said that it is time to work out the  right strategy and take decisive action against the Maoists.

Thirty police personnel, including a Superintendent of Police (SP), were killed in ambushes and landmine attacks by Maoists in three separate incidents in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon District. (ANI)

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