BJP panel discusses Maoist attack

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The BJP parliamentary board met here Monday and discussed the fallout of the Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, said party sources.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Rajnath Singh suggested a court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the killing of Congress leaders in the brutal attack in Sukma district Saturday.

The board also discussed the party’s anti-UPA protest which was to start Monday but was postponed in view if the Maoist attack and the inputs received from BJP leader and state Chief Minister Raman Singh.

The BJP president will visit Chhattisgarh Wednesday and meet Raman Singh.

Congress leader Ajit Jogi has accused the state government of not providing enough security for the Congress leaders.

The Maoists Saturday evening ambushed a convoy of Congress leaders in a heavily forested area in Chhattisgarh, killing 28 people. Among those killed were state Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel, his son Dinesh, party leader Mahendra Karma and former legislator Uday Mudliyar.

The injured included former union minister V.C. Shukla.

–Indo-Asian news Service

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