Demanding a CBI probe into the recent brutal killing of BJP’s Dantewada MLA Bheema Mandavi, allegedly by Maoists in Chhattisghar, BJP president Amit Shah described the incident as a `political conspiracy’.
Addressing an election rally in Dongargaon town in Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituency of the state, he also sought to know whether Congress chief Rahul Gandhi supported National Conference leader Omar Abdullah’s demand for having a separate prime minister 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 rests in peace. It was not a normal incident and it seems to be a political conspiracy,” Shah said.
“Mandavi’s wife has demanded a CBI probe into the attack. If the chief minister (Bhupesh Baghel) do not want to hide anything, he should get the incident probed by the central agency. A neutral probe should be carried out into the attack,” he added.
On April 9, Mandavi, an MLA from Dantewada, and four police personnel were killed when Naxals blew up their vehicle with an IED near Shyamgiri village in the district. Shah also targeted Baghel for banning the CBI from investigating any fresh cases in the state without seeking the state government’s consent. “Why is Bhupesh Baghel so afraid of the CBI? The Raman Singh government had never banned the CBI,” he said.