Ahead of the state election, a political leader of the opposition BJP got killed, allegedly by the red rebels in Mohla Manpur of Chhattisgarh.
Local police has confirmed that one Birju Taram was shot by unidentified people in Sarkheda village within the Aundhi police station limits.
BJP leaders including state chief Arun Sao has reacted sharply and termed it a targeted killing of the BJP leaders. Police says that Taram was out on a stroll on Friday evening when two to three people turned up and fired at him, killing him on the spot.
Police still is awaiting for probe to progress to name naxals behind the killing but it is a known fact that Mohla Manpur is among the electoral constituencies which goes to poll in first phase on November 7.
Former Chief Minister and currently a BJP candidate from Rajnandgaon, Dr Raman Singh sees a larger conspiracy in this killing and alleged that police is not acting with urgency. He said that Taram had been threatened after he installed deity Durga. Dr Singh said that such killings are aimed at breaking the morale of BJP workers.