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Despite MCD sweep, BJP won’t celebrate victory in honour of slain CRPF jawans

The BJP will not celebrate its sweep of the civic polls in Delhi as a mark of respect to 25 CRPF troopers killed by Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh

delhi Updated: Apr 26, 2017 10:52 IST
Kumar Uttam
Kumar Uttam
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
MCD polls,BJP,Sukma Maoist attack
Union home minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to CRPF jawans killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, in Raipur on Tuesday. (PTI)

The BJP is poised to sweep the civic polls in Delhi on Wednesday but the all-conquering party will not celebrate the victory as a mark of respect to 25 CRPF troopers killed by Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh.

“There will be no celebration...it is because of Sukma incident,” the party’s Delhi spokesperson Aman Sinha said.

The party also put up a poster outside the BJP headquarters dedicating the win to the slain CRPF jawans.

Early trends indicated a clean sweep by the BJP in all three municipal corporations in the capital governed by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Maoists killed 25 paramilitary personnel and injured six in Chhattisgarh’s south Sukma region on Monday, in the worst attack on security forces in the state in seven years. The government has vowed to avenge the killings.

First Published: Apr 26, 2017 10:02 IST