Chhattisgarh: Cong to corner BJP govt in House over Darbha massacre

Jul 15, 2013 07:40 IST

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Raipur: The monsoon session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly beginning today is likely to be a stormy one as opposition Congress is all set to put the Raman Singh government on the mat over the Darbha rally massacre of Congress leaders by Naxals.

"We will attend the obituary references to pay tribute to our slain leaders on Monday. Later, we will object every move of the ruling government in the House (in the context of the Naxal attack)," Congress MLA Mohammed Akbar told reporters in Raipur after attending a meeting of party legislators on Sunday evening.

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He, however, did not clarify whether Congress will boycott the entire session.

"For now, we have decided to oppose every step and activity of state government from inside and outside the House for the beginning two days of the session, and will later chalk out our strategy for rest of the session," Akbar said.

Senior Congress leaders, including state unit president Nandkumar Patel, former Leader of Opposition Mahendra Karma, ex-union minister Vidya Charan Shukla were among 29 people killed in the Maoist ambush on Congress cavalcade on 25 May in Bastar.

Alleging that ruling BJP government's failure in ensuring security to the convoy resulted in the attack, Congress MLA Dharamjeet Singh said, "Congress believes that the ruling government is a killer government. Due to their failure in providing adequate security to our leaders that the deadly incident happened".

He said the opposition party did not want to discuss anything with the "killer" government.

Singh said the party will convene another meeting of MLAs after two days to decide the further course of action.

The four-day long session, with total five sittings, will conclude on July 19 and is perhaps the last session of the Assembly before the state goes to polls.

Assembly elections are due in Chhattisgarh by year-end.

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