Home News Reports Chhattisgarh: Naxals blast explosives minutes before polling begins in Dantewada's Katakalyan block

Chhattisgarh: Naxals blast explosives minutes before polling begins in Dantewada’s Katakalyan block

Out of total 90 assembly seats, 18 are up for polls today. Remaining will vote on 20th November. The counting will take place on 11th December.

Naxals set off Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) minutes before the polling began in Naxal-affected Dantewada region of Chhattisgarh today.

As per reports, IED was triggered by Naxals on Tumakpal-Nayanar road at around 5:30 am to target the security forces. No harm to security forces as well as polling party has been reported. An IED has also reportedly been recovered in Bijapur.

Voting is underway in 18 assembly constituencies today, of which 12 seats are considered ‘Naxal hotbed’. As Chhattisgarh prepared itself for the assembly elections, many parts in the state saw setting up of polling booths for the first time. Katekalyan’s Talem village of Dantewada is one such village.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

As a runup to the elections, Dantewada saw a spike in Naxal attacks on security personnel. In October, the Naxals attacked a patrolling party in Anantpur area of Dantewada in which Doordarshan TV crew member Achutyananda Sahu lost his life and two CRPF personnel were martyred as well. Before that, the Naxals barged into the BJP leader Nandlal Mudami’s house and grievously bludgeoned him. A day prior to that incident the Naxals ambushed a bullet-proof bunker vehicle killing 4 CRPF personnel and seriously injuring 2 others. In September, the Naxals had issued a warning to the locals in their stronghold of Bastar and Kanker region to desist from voting in the upcoming assembly elections.

Not just that, a day before Prime Minister’s rally in Chhattisgarh, Naxals blew up a CISF vehicle in Dantewada where 1 CISF personnel and 3 civilians lost their lives.

Out of total 90 assembly seats, 18 are up for polls today. Remaining will vote on 20th November. The counting will take place on 11th December.

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Don't Miss This: EVM Lies & The Truth

Opindia's dedicated collection of all the EVM hacking allegations, lies and truth

IIT graduate and an IAS officer explains in detail why EVMs can’t be ‘hacked’ or ‘tampered’ with

Bhavesh Mishra, IAS 2015 batch, B.Tech IIT Delhi, on Quora gave a detailed explanation regarding why EVMs cannot be 'hacked' or 'tampered' with.

Barkha Dutt expresses deep anguish over the fact that the mainstream media can no longer influence elections

Barkha said it doesn't make her happy that mainstream media cannot influence the voters to vote in a particular way anymore.

‘Journalist sitting in a political party’s lap is calling others godi media’, Aaj Tak’s Rohit Sardana hits out at NDTV’s Ravish Kumar

Aaj Tak journalist Rohit Sardana said that earlier journalists used to decide ministry allocations.
Shehla Rashid calls upon United Nations to resolve the EVM allegations

‘Why don’t we invoke the UN?’ Shehla Rashid takes EVM row to a new level as exit polls predict Modi’s victory

Shehla Rashid bemoaned about the lack of clarity and purpose among the opposition parties while levelling serious allegations of EVM fraud and rigging

Hindustan Times journalist links Hindu festival to Nathuram Godse, gets slammed

Ayudh Puja, also known as Astra Puja in some parts of India, was linked to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin.
Rajdeep Sardesai rubbishes EVM hacking claims, says opposition parties should refrain from undermining the electoral process

Now, even Rajdeep Sardesai abandons opposition parties’ EVM clown car

In stark contrast to his natural disposition, Rajdeep Sardesai has slammed the opposition parties trying to create controversy over EVMs.
Sba Naqvi spreads already debunked fake news on 'Missing EVMs'

India has 90 crore eligible voters, ‘journalists’ and opposition claim votes of 400 crore voters are ‘missing’

Following the rejection of the claims by ECI and the clarification over the issue, Frontline magazine had accepted that their report is false and a rejoinder will be published. TV9 Bharatvarsh had removed the report from their website and YouTube channel.
HDFC Bank acknowledge dubious allegation of Islamophobia on their employee, promise action

HDFC Bank promises ‘appropriate action’ against employee for exercising his constitutional right, people threaten boycott

A journalist employed by AFP news agency, Uzair Hasan Rizvi, has implored HDFC Bank to act against one of its employees for views he calls 'Islamophobic' and 'Xenophobic'.

Meet Ashok Lavasa: A man surrounded by many controversies, going back to the CWG scam

Election commissioner Ashok Lavasa had kicked up a storm earlier after he alleged that he did not agree with the ECI decisions to clear PM Modi and Amit Shah of charges of violating the MCC
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories

Latest articles

Connect with us

164,182FansLike
140,915FollowersFollow
64,178SubscribersSubscribe
Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans: