Opposing PM Modi’s visit to Chhattisgarh, Maoists block roads
Jagdalpur: Expressing their anger after a call for boycott of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Chhattisgarh on Saturday, the activists of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) blocked roads by felling trees and put up banners in various remote areas of restive districts in Bastar division.
Giving a call for Bastar bandh on May 8 and 9, the cadres hung effigies of Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Raman Singh on a tree in Pakhanjore of Kanker district.
Meanwhile, it was also learnt that huge number of trees were cut down by the outlaws in Pakhanjore to block traffic on Pakanjore-Bhanupratappur road. They also put up banners and posters to register their protest.
The rebels have also thrown many pamphlets opposing the Prime Minister’s visit and Lok Suraaj Abhiyaan of the state government in Kankerlanka of Sukma district.
The banners and posters recovered from the spot read, “We appeal to all the people to protest this visit which is to sign certain MoUs in a bid to sell the natural resources of the State to big corporate companies. We appeal to people to take up all sorts of protest demonstrations like chakkajam (blocking of traffic) and burning of effigies of Chief Minister Raman Singh and Prime Minister Modi.” The outlaws have also appealed to the locals to take up an extensive, organised and militant movement against the BJP-led government in Chhattisgarh.
The Maoists have also opposed Land Acquisition Bill by saying it was aimed at looting mineral resources, depriving the tribal of their constitutional rights.