New Delhi: Amid President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Chhattisgarh, Naxals on Thursday uprooted train tracks in Bhansi area of Dantewada district. This was done to call a bandh in different parts of Bastar Division from July 28 to August 3, against security forces who killed Maoists.
The Naxals also dropped pamphlets at the tracks stating, “Make Bastar bandh successful.” President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a two-day visit to Chhattisgarh, arrived in Bastar’s Jagdalpur on Wednesday. He was received by Chief Minister Raman Singh. Today he will meet and interact with farmers and women self-help groups at the Integrated Farming System facility in Heeranar of Dantewada district and Jagdalpur of Bastar district. Later, he will visit the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Education City in Jawanga and also meet differently-abled children of the Saksham School and Ashta Vidya Mandir. The President is also scheduled to inaugurate a medical college and hospital, before addressing a public gathering at the Baliram Kashyap Memorial College Campus in Jagdalpur.