RAIPUR: A BJP legislator and five security personnel were killed when Maoists struck in Bastar in Southern part of Chhattisgarh, just ahead of polls in the region.
The incident occurred at Nakulnar in Dantewada. Bhima Mandawi, the BJP MLA from Dantewada, was killed in the attack. The four-wheeler was blown up in the IED blast and later Naxals fired at the victims, resulting into the death of legislator.
This is the third such incident in Bastar in recent days. Four security personnel were killed in an attack in Pakhanjur in Kanker on April 5. Besides, another personnel was killed in an attack in Dhamtari.
[April 9, 2019 NewsBits.in]
BHOPAL: The Income Tax (IT) department conducted raids at the aides of MP chief minister Kamal Nath in different cities including Bhopal and Indore.
Raids were conducted at the residence of Praveen Kakkar (Kamal Nath's officer on special duty), CM's close aide RK Miglani, Ashwin Sharma, Pratik Joshi and Ratul Puri. The operations continued on Tuesday as well.
Around 14 crore cash was recovered during the raid. Congress has alleged that the raids were at the instance of PM Narendra Modi and that the IT department was targeting Congress leaders ahead of elections.
The CRPF personnel and MP police nearly came to blows when raid was going on. CRPF men alleged that MP policemen were obstructing them in discharge of duty but the Bhopal police officials rubbished the charges.
[April 8, 2019 NewsBits.in]
INDORE: Lok Sabha speaker and eight time member of parliament (MP) Sumitra Mahajan wanted to contest and was even holding meetings in the constituency when she got the signal that party doesn't want her to contest the election.
Mahajan was earlier told that once again she would contest and hence when she came to Indore, she started meeting supporters and got ready for the campaign. There was no other name sent by party from Indore.
Yet, she kept waiting and though lists came, candidate's name was kept on hold for Indore. Sensing that party was not in the mood to field her, she made public the letter. Mahajan who started political career from municipal body & reached the zenith, has finally bid adieu to electoral politics.
[April 6, 2019 NewsBits.in]