nBJP President Amit Shah on Friday dubbed the killing of his party MLA in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district a “political conspiracy”, and demanded a CBI probe into it.
Addressing an election rally in Dongargaon town in Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituency of the state, Shah also sought clarification from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over National Conference chief Omar Abdullah's statement advocating for a separate prime minster for Jammu and Kashmir.
“Our MLA Bheema Mandavi was killed in the Naxal attack. I pay my tribute to him and pray that the departed soul rest in peace. It was not a normal incident and it seems there was a political conspiracy,” Shah said.
“Mandavi’s wife has demanded a CBI probe into the attack. If the Chief Minister (Bhupesh Baghel) did not want to hide anything then he should get the incident probed by the central agency. A neutral probe should be done into the attack”, he said.
On April 9, Mandavi, an MLA from Dantewada, and four police personnel were killed when naxals blew up their vehicle triggering an IED blast near Shyamgiri village of the district.
Slamming National Conference leader Omar Abdullah for his statement over a separate prime minister for Jammu and Kashmir, Shah said Kashmir could not be separated from India till the last BJP worker was alive.
“Omar Abdullah has advocated for a separate Prime Minister in Kashmir. Do you think it’s possible that a country can have two PMs. They wanted to separate Kashmir from India. Rahul Gandhi is silent over it. Rahul Gandhi should clarify whether he supports or oppose the statement of Omar Abdullah,” Shah said.
“During ten years of UPA rule, when terror attacks had happened, no action was taken. But after the Pulwama terror attack took place, the Indian Air Force carried out an air strike and demolished the terror camps inside Pakistan,” he said.
BJP has fielded its state general secretary Santosh Pandey in Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituency which will go to polls in the third phase of election on April 23.