In the wake of the lethal Maoist assault in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday cancelled his ballot marketing campaign in Assam and is returning to New Delhi to take inventory of the state of affairs.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh, who’s co-incharge of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the Assam Assembly elections, confirmed the event on this regard stating the Home Minister is “returning after addressing one out of three rallies he was supposed to address”.
“Union Home Minister Amit Shah has cut short his poll campaign in Assam and is returning to Delhi in view of the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh. He is returning after addressing one out of the three rallies he was supposed to address,” ANI quoted Singh as saying.
The Home Minister earlier within the day provided his tributes to the jawans martyred within the Naxal assault and stated the “nation will never forget their valour”.
“I bow to the sacrifices of our brave security personnel martyred while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh. Nation will never forget their valour. My condolences are with their families. We will continue our fight against these enemies of peace & progress. May injured recover soon,” he tweeted.
I bow to the sacrifices of our courageous safety personnel martyred whereas combating Maoists in Chhattisgarh. Nation will always remember their valour. My condolences are with their households. We will proceed our combat in opposition to these enemies of peace & progress. May injured get well quickly.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 4, 2021
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally expressed anguish on the killing of the safety personnel whereas battling the Maoist insurgency in Chhattisgarh and condoled the lack of lives of the courageous hearts.
“The killing of the security personnel while battling Maoist insurgency in Chhattisgarh is a matter of deep anguish. My condolences to the bereaved families. The nation shares their pain and will never forget this sacrifice,” the President of India’s workplace tweeted.
The killing of the safety personnel whereas battling Maoist insurgency in Chhattisgarh is a matter of deep anguish. My condolences to the bereaved households. The nation shares their ache and can always remember this sacrifice.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 4, 2021
Expressing related sentiments, Prime Minister Modi stated the “sacrifices of the brave martyrs will never be forgotten”.
“My thoughts are with the families of those martyred while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh. The sacrifices of the brave martyrs will never be forgotten. May the injured recover at the earliest,” he tweeted.
My ideas are with the households of these martyred whereas combating Maoists in Chhattisgarh. The sacrifices of the courageous martyrs won’t ever be forgotten. May the injured get well on the earliest.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 3, 2021
This comes as no less than 22 safety personnel misplaced their lives following an encounter with the Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district.
The safety forces have launched an operation alongside the Sukma-Bijapur border, the place an intense face-off led to the sacrifice of 22 troopers and left 32 others injured. The search continues to be on for one jawan lacking put up the Maoist ambush within the forests of the restive Bijapur district within the tribal Bastar area.
The assault immediately came about almost every week after the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel took three Naxals into custody for planting explosives to focus on safety forces in Sukma.