Maoists kill two BJP leaders in Chhattisgarh

November 9th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyRaipur, Nov 9 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Sunday killed two local leaders of Chhattisgarh’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Dantewada district, the police said.The incident took place in a forested area, some 450 km south of here, when the two leaders - Ramesh Rathor and Suryaprakash - were campaigning in their vehicle.

“Maoists stopped the vehicle. The leaders tried to flee but the insurgents caught them and killed (them),” Rahul Sharma, the district superintendent of police, told IANS.

Insurgents had set ablaze a Congress vehicle Friday in Bastar district and briefly abducted several party supporters. But they were released after they promised to keep off the election campaign.

The Communist Party of India-Maoist has given a poll boycott call and asked parties not to take part in election work in Bastar, where Maoists hold sway. Chhattisgarh goes to the polls Nov 14 and 20.

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