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Maoists fighting to save last bastion: Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday said Maoists were fighting to save their last bastion in Sukma district and the Monday’s attack showed their anxiety over development works.

Speaking to reporters at Raipur airport, after he rushed back to Chhattisgarh from New Delhi after the Sukma attack, the Chief Minister said, “Sukma is Maoists’ headquarters and last bastion in the country. If roads are built here, they will be wiped out. This is the last battle for them which is why they are resisting so fiercely.”

Mr. Singh said the CRPF men had left the camp at 6 a.m.

“The CRPF jawans were walking 50 metres away from the road when the attack took place. It was not a search operation but a road opening party for road construction. Sukma is one of the most important districts in Chhattisgarh which is witnessing this battle. We are trying to improve our operations and also bring development but this was an unfortunate incident. However, we would continue to push development in this area and our jawans are also constantly helping us in this endeavour. We need to be more cautious from now on. I will sit with senior CRPF and police officers to assess the situation,” said Mr. Singh.


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