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Cong to boycott all-party meet called by CM Raman

The Congress party has decided to boycott the all-party meet convened by the Raman Singh government on Thursday to re-work the strategies against Maoists following the gruesome naxal attack that killed 27 people in Jagdalpur on May 25.

india Updated: May 30, 2013 10:29 IST
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The Congress party has decided to boycott the all-party meet convened by the Raman Singh government on Thursday to re-work the strategies against Maoists following the gruesome naxal attack that killed 27 people in Jagdalpur on May 25.

“There is no point in attending such a meeting when the state government has failed to provide security to our Parivartan Yatra,” Congress spokesperson Shailesh Nitin Trivedi said.

The all-party meet is scheduled to be held at the state secretariat.

Reacting to the opposition stand, chief minister Raman Singh said the Congress should attend the meeting. “There has to be a joint effort to fight the naxal threat. It’s a national problem”.

Meanwhile, CRPF director general Pranay Sahay and top state police officers visited the Darha valley on Wednesday and inspected the site. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team led by Sanjeev K Singh was on the spot since morning to continue further in the probe.