Chhattisgarh, Dec 3: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh is under attack for repeated Naxal attacks in the State and now, demand for his removal is getting louder. Not only the Opposition, but the BJP cadres from the State are demanding change of guard in the State.
According to report in Navbharat Times, BJP president Amit Shah would visit Raipur on December 10 to meet the party leaders and MLAs to seek their views on the issue.
A State BJP leader has been quoted in the report as saying, "Decision to change guard in the State might take place in next few weeks, but a clear message will be delivered to the CM."
The State BJP leaders are mounting pressure on Central leadership to remove Raman Singh as Chhattisgarh CM. For them, Singh's failure to curb Maoist menace tops the list of issues which they have against him.
"Raman Singh has failed in curbing the Naxal violence in the State and it making bad image of the party. Earlier, he was getting away by blaming the UPA Government at the Centre," a party leader was quoted as saying.
Raising the issue in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the Congress, too, demanded dismissal of Raman Singh Government in the State.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Raipur on Tuesday said, "Naxal violence is a national problem. Centre and the state will jointly fight this menace."
Report said that NSA Ajit Doval also has spoken to Raman Singh over the issue and has asked for detailed report.
14 CRPF personnel, including 2 officers, were killed on Monday while an equal number were injured in an encounter with Maoists in Sukma district.
This is not the first time that Maoists have attacked the CRPF. In 2010, 76 CRPF personnel lost their lives in Maoist attack in the same district. Not only this, the Maoist completely wiped out entire top Congress leadership of the state just before State Assembly polls.