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Naxal attack: Prez, Pm condemns attack, abducted Cong chief and son found dead

Chattisgarh, May 26 (): Condemning the deadly attack of Maoist, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday expressed shock over the naxal attack in Chhattisgarh and said that the nation will neither be scared nor frightened by such actions.

 In a statement, Mukherjee said that he is deeply hurt at the reckless violence by Maoists in Chhattisgarh on the leaders of the Congress Party. Condemning the incident in the strongest of terms, President Pranab Mukherjee reiterated saying that violence has no place in the democratic country.

 Requesting the authorities to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice, Mukherjee made clear that the safety and security of the citizens should be ensured at any cost.

Mukherjee  also expressed his regret to the families of those killed and wished speedy recovery of those injured in the attack.  Vice President Hamid Ansari in his message said that there was no place for such irrational and barbaric acts in civilized societies. Ansari added saying that extremism and violence need to be fought and abolished.

 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi today reached Raipur and visited Jagdalpur where the attack took place. While talking to reporters in New Delhi Sonia Gandhi termed the attack as “dreadful” and said the party was overwhelmed.

Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh Congress Committee chief Nand Kumar Patel and his son Dinesh who were kidnapped by the Maoist on Saturday were found to be dead and their bodies were recovered by security personnel in Jiram valley, Bastar on Sunday.

 The attack which was carried on the Congress party convoy, took place during the Parivartan Yatra in which 24 people were killed. Regretting the attack, state Chief Minister Raman Singh said that the attack was not on a particular party, but on democracy. He requested people to fight the extremism brilliantly and get rid of it. “It is a long fight and should be fought combined,” said the Chief Minister.

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