New Delhi/May 28
Maoists, who had killed 25 persons on an attack of Congress party’s rally in Sukma area of Chhattisgarh, has sent a letter to British media company BBC claiming responsibility for the attack and said that they wanted kill anti-naxalite crusader Mahendra Karma.
As per reports, the letter was sent by Maoists spokesperson from Dandakaranya and it states that a People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army had attacked Congress party’s rally to kill senior Congress leaders like Mahendra Karma for launching Salva Judum while Nand Kumar Patel and V C Shukla for allowing Operation Green Hunt and use central forces against them.
Moasists had alleged that in the Salva Judum movement, the movement’s members and state forces had killed and raped many tribal women. Moasists had tried to justify their attack and said that the policies of Congress government that were ipmosed by Patel and Karma and led to torture and murder of its cadres and innocent tribal people of the area.
In the letter, Maoists’ spokesperson Gudsa Usendi said that Patel and Karma were instrumental in launching suppression of tribal people of the region and they along with VC Shukla who held portfolios in Indian government, supported exploitative policies of capitalistic forces and landlords.
On May 25 attack, the naxalites had killed Mahendra Karma, Nand Kumar Patel and his son Dinesh Patel while Shukla was seriously injured and he is presently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Gurgaon.
However, in the letter, Maosists had reportedly regretted killing some innocent people who were part of the Congress Party’s Parivartan Yatra.
The attack has been condemned by leaders across party lines that includes PM Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJP chief Rajnath Singh, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Chhttisgarh CM Raman Singh and CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat.
Meanwhile, NIA has been asked to probe the attack and around 1000 personnel of central forces have sent to naxal affected area to flush out maosists.
New Delhi/May 28