After Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, it’s Chhattisgarh. The Congress appears in no mood to allow the BJP to breathe easy.
Political leaders have been raising their concern over the increasing influence of the RSS and other affiliates over the administration for some time now.
The deployment was intense in the three southern districts – Sukma, Dantewada and Bijapur. Drones were in place. Air force put in a few more helicopters for improved monitoring. Yet, nearly a thousand Maoists managed to storm a cluster of five villages in Sukma district a day before the visit, rounded up an equal number of villagers and took them to the forest and held them hostage for 22 hours.
Abduction of 300 villagers: Revival of Salwa Judum could trigger new Maoist-state war in Chhattisgarh
The alleged abduction of 300 villagers by Maoists in Sukma before the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi could mark the beginning of another phase of intense confrontation between the state and the Left ultras in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh is embroiled in decades old inter-state water disputes with Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
The latest attacks on paramilitary and police personnel bring out one thing clearly: despite the heavy flow of funds and armed forces’ personnel into the Maoist-hit areas over the last decade, nothing has changed substantially.
The road map of the work that the government plans to take up in the non-farming months under the NREGA used to be made public towards the end of the kharif season. It didn’t happen this year. The workers were forced to look for other avenues.
A month after the general elections were over in May 2014, the state government set about verifying the cards and cancelled 14 lakh of these and suspended 10 junior level officials.
After the new dispensation took charge at the Centre, the ongoing turf tussle between the forces of Hindutva and Christians is going decidedly in favour of the former.
Discontentment is there but can Rahul convert a Bilaspur into a Belchi? Rahul Gandhi is no Indira Gandhi. And Narendra Modi is no Morarji Desai. But if he is half the fighter that she was then he would latch on to his chances.
he practice of holding camps away from well-equipped hospitals and in makeshift arrangements to achieve targets for some national health programme is so common in the state that the death of 11 persons at a Bilaspur sterilisation camp does not surprise those familiar with the functioning of the healthcare system here.
Were the deaths at the sterilisation camp in Bilaspur a mishap waiting to happen?
The sterilization camp that left 13 women dead and many battling for life has exposed the rotten healthcare system in Chhattisgarh, yet again.
Two bureaucrats were reprimanded for dancing with Amitabh Bachchan on Kaun Banega Crorepati.
A 'Dharma Sansad' convened by the Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth passed a resolution that Sai Baba, the 19th century saint from Shirdi, should not be worshipped as a deity by the followers of 'Sanatan Dharma'.
With a new dispensation in charge in Delhi, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh is suddenly waking up to the potential threat of dissidence.
Narendra Modi included Vishnu Dev Sai as the solitary representative from Chhattisgarh in his government and gave chief minister Dr Raman Singh more than one reason to smile.
If both the parties fail, they themselves would have to take the blame for making a mess of their prospects.
With the resultant restricted access to the organised political approach, clan leadership will have an opportunity to play an important role in deciding matters political for others.
Abhishek, 33, is the son of the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. If he wins in what appears to be a lopsided contest in his favour so far, he would join Umesh, son of late Nand kumar Patel and Amit, son of Ajit Jogi.