More than 30 Naxals attacked Doikallu railway station in Rayagada district, Odisha objecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Odisha on April 15
More than 30 Naxals attacked Doikallu railway station in Rayagada district, Odisha objecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Odisha on April 15. The ultras have carried out 2 explosions. They also have left posters against the PM Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit, conferring to a report. Particularly, BJP will hold its 2-day national executive meeting in the Odisha capital Bhubaneswar from April 15, to be attended by PM Narendra Modi, party national president Amit Shah, Sr leader L K Advani and others.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, had stated, “The Prime Minister will come to Odisha to thank the people for their exceptional support to the BJP in the recent panchayat polls.” BJP state president Basant Panda stated that the national executive meeting in Odisha will further inspire the party workers and local leaders for the 2019 general elections.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and other party leaders will also attend the meeting. Dharmendra Pradhan stated the chief ministers of all the BJP ruled states will attend the meeting. National joint secretary Soudan Singh and Party in-charge of Odisha Arun Singh will visit the state tomorrow to check the preparations for the meeting, he stated.
A few days ago, in one of the fatal attacks on security forces, 12 CRPF personnel were killed and their arms robbed when Naxals ambushed their patrol party in the Maoist hotbed of Sukma in Chhattisgarh. Four personnel were also wounded in the attack, 2 of whom are said to be critical. The incident occurred at 9:15 AM in the dense forests near Kottacheru village under Bhejji police station, around 450 kms away from the state capital, when 112 personnel of CRPF’s 219th battalion were out for a road opening task.
Previous year, 21 Maoists, including 2 top commanders Gajarla Ravi and Chalapati, were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces on the Andhra-Odisha border, dealing a severe blow to the Naxalites in the region.