"This is a moment of grief and loss not only for the state but for nation as a whole. We need to stand united in this sorrowful moment, instead of blaming each other" said Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Monday. "Several political leaders, party-workers and civilians of Chhattisgarh, who all believed in peace and democratic values, have lost their valuable lives to the dastardly attack of naxalites. We express our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has extended his hearty wishes for speedy health recovery of veteran political leader and former Union Minister Mr Vidya Charan Shukla, who is presently undergoing treatment at Medanta Hospital of Gurgaon. VC Shukla was critically injured in the violent naxal-attack perpetrated on May 25th evening, after which Dr Raman Singh facilitated a special air ambulance to airlift him to Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon near New Delhi. Dr Singh has assured that Mr Shukla will be facilitated best of the medical treatments available.
Expressing profound grief, Chhattisgarh Government has declared three-day State mourning that began on Sunday and it will continue till May 28 over the death of several citizens in the Naxal violence at Geeramghat in Bastar district.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on Sunday visited the residence of late Nand Kumar Patel, who was President of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee, at Devendra Nagar in the State capital and he expressed sympathy with the bereaved family members.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh dismissed any larger role for Army to deal with the Naxal menace role in the state while addressing the media on Sunday late evening after the conclusion of Cabinet meeting. "A number of gory incidents have taken place around the country and perhaps the Union Government knows better as to under what conditions President's rule is imposed", said Dr. Singh. He was responding to a query soon after the conclusion of cabinet meeting held at his official residence.
Governor Shekhar Dutt has expressed grief on the demise of labourers in the accident that occurred at Kanki village near Kharora of Raipur district. Governor Dutt has prayed for the departed souls to rest in peace and has expressed condolence to the bereaved families. Governor has also wished for the speedy health recovery of the injured victims of the accident.
Raising an important issue during a public meeting organized at Bilaigarh of Baloda Bazar-Bhatapara district today, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr Raman Singh demanded hike in paddy support price. He said that the support price for paddy should be increased to at least Rs 2000 per quintal, in larger interest of farmers. Due to inflation the input cost of agriculture has increased significantly, thrusting upon a greater burden on farmers. Hence, to relieve them from the same, it is the need of the hour to take the decision, he insisted.
Governor Shekhar Dutt has extended hearty greetings and wishes on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti. In his message to public, Governor Dutt said that Lord Buddha always preached compassion and kindness as the greatest human qualities and showed the path of peace and non-violence to the world.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has thanked all the representatives of print and electronic media for the continuous news coverage of ongoing Vikas Yatra-2013. Chief Minister was addressing a press conference today at District Headquarters Mahasamund, before taking up the journey on the second day of Vikas Yatra phase-III, when he appreciated the dedication of media-persons who are constantly reporting the details and progress of mega-event Vikas Yatra-2013, despite the sizzling heat waves and mercury shooting up.
The Revenue Department of Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) on Wednesday awarded cash prizes to the Smart Taxpayers of the Capital city. A first mega prize of 3 lakh was given to Alka Harne whereas second and third prizes of Rs 1.50 lakh each were given to Dr. Achal Tiwari/ P N Tiwari and Vinita Bisen respectively.