Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday blamed the central government and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh for the attack in which 25 CRPF personnel were killed in an ambush by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district yesterday, according to a Times Now report. In an unprecedented attack, Digvijaya also accused the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister of ‘helping’ Maoists, the report said. Earlier in the day, taking a dig at the Centre’s claim of bringing ‘Achhe Din’, Congress leader Manish Tewari highlighted some of the burning issues that have created an atmosphere of turmoil in the nation during last few months, as per ANI report.
Taking to Twitter, Tewari questioned Centre’s promise of ‘Achhe Din’ and recounted some serious issues including Kashmir unrest, Kulbhushan Jadhav death penalty row and CRPF jawans killing in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma. “Kashmir in flames, Maoists massacring CRPF jawans, No Naga accord, Hindi-English divide, Jadhav on death Row, Job layoffs-Good Morning-Ache Din,” he tweeted.
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The Congress has always been critical of the Central Government over these issues and has frequently cornered it over the same.
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Condemning the deadly attack on CRPF jawans, the Congress asserted that it was a clear case of intelligence failure, and it also demanded strict action against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in the state.
“Is it not a clear case of intelligence failure on the part of Central and State Governments? I think it’s time that strict action was taken against the BJP Government in Chhattisgarh for they have utterly failed in defending the people and also in ensuring that our security forces are geared up in a manner where they can take on the Naxalites,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI.
Home minister Rajnath Singh today described as “a cold-blooded murder” the Naxalite attack on a CRPF patrol. Singh, who paid homage to the CRPF personnel at a wreath-laying ceremony at the headquarters of the 4th battalion of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force in the Mana camp area, said it was a “cowardly” act.