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Cong demands special session of Chhattisgarh assembly

india Updated: May 13, 2010 10:39 IST

Congress, the main opposition party in Chhattisgarh, has demanded convening of a special session of the state assembly in the wake of a series of attacks made by the naxals over the last few weeks.

In a letter written to the governor Shekhar Dutt, opposition leader Ravindra Choube on Thursday said the naxal problem has assumed alarming proportions. The naxals who are already well established in the southern part of the state are also spreading their tentacles to the rest of the state.

The letter said that making use of the provisions in the constitution, the government should convene a special session of the assembly to discuss the prevailing situation. That will also help the government make its stand clear as to how would it handle the naxal menace and make people feel assured.

The letter has pointed out that large number of educational institutions in the tribal belt have either been bombed by the naxals or occupied by the security forces. However, on paper the schools are shown as if they are working properly and thus resulting in lot of corruption.