4 ruling Congress activists killed in central Indian state

08:26, July 22, 2011      

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A congress worker receives medical treatment at a private nursing home in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh, India, July 21, 2011. Four activists of India's ruling Congress party were killed and five others injured in an attack by leftwing rebels Wednesday evening in the central Indian state Chhattisgarh, local media reported on Thursday. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Four activists of India's ruling Congress party were killed and five injured in an attack by leftwing rebels Wednesday evening in the central Indian state Chhattisgarh, local media reported on Thursday.

After that, the Congress party has declared a security breakdown in the central state of Chhattisgarh, where a Congress- convoy was attacked by leftwing rebels Wednesday night, reported Indo-Asian News Service.

The Congress also asked for a presidential rule in the state, which is governed by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

"The state is reeling under deadly attacks one after another. Wednesday's attack is a complete security breakdown in Chhattisgarh. The state should be placed under president's rule," Ajit Jogi, former chief minister and senior Congress leader, said in a statement in Raipur, state capital of Chhattisgarh, one of the poorest states in India.

A congress worker receives medical treatment at a private nursing home in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh, India, July 21, 2011. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Dozens of Congress workers staged demonstrations Thursday on the streets of Raipur amid heavy rain after five seriously injured party workers were shifted to a government hospital here in a critical condition.

The rebels had Wednesday evening ambushed a vehicle, part of a 25-vehicle convoy led by Chhattisgarh Congress president Nandkumar Patel, in a forested area of Raipur district, 150 km from Raipur.

Source:Xinhua
 
 
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