Vora, Hariprasada, Mahant, Choubey to attend meeting
Will frame strategy to attack BJP govt on Darbha incident
Raipur, May 31, 2013
A significant meeting of state Congress office-bearers will be convened at Congress Bhawan on Sunday (June 2). The meeting will be attended by AICC treasurer Motilal Vora, Chhattisgarh Congress incharge BK Hariprasada, union minister of state Charandas Mahant and CLP leader Ravindra Choubey.
This will be the first meeting of top Congress leaders after May 25 naxal attack on party’s parivartan yatra at Jiram valley in Darbha region in which PCC president Nandkumar Patel, senior tribal leader Mahendra Karma, ex-MLA Uday Mudliyar and others were brutally killed.
While both Congress and ruling BJP claim that they are not politicising Darbha incident, nonetheless they are doing so on daily-basis, the former is likely to chalk out strategy to attack the latter on the issue to cash in on in upcoming assembly polls.
The Congress charges that the BJP government had conspired to kill its top leaders, although the latter disagrees with it and point fingers towards some of the senior opposition leaders. In this backdrop of this blamegame, the Congress desperately wants to continue its parivartan yatra so that it could turn public sympathy into votes. Till May 25, the yatra was led by Patel. On Sunday’s meeting, the senior leaders are likely to share responsibilities to complete the yatra.
They will also decide whether to go to Bastar again to reach those areas, which were scheduled under fourth phase of yatra, or not. On May 25, the party was supposed to hold two public rallies in Sukma and Darbha. It was after Sukma public meeting when the Maoists’ attacked yatra while it was on way to Darbha. Now, it would be on party whether to start the yatra from Darbha or from elsewhere. If it does so, it would have to reschedule its yatra plan as fourth phase was supposed to be concluded on May 29 while fifth and last phase was set to be taken out from June 2-9, 2013.
The party is further expected to discuss over the name of next PCC chief who is more likely to be makeshift at present so that its functioning could go smooth.