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Raman Singh to resume 'Vikas Yatra' from Aug 17

June 23, 2013 19:25 IST

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will resume his 'Vikas Yatra' from August 17 which was suspended in the wake of the deadly Naxal attack on Congress convoy on May 25.

"Chief Minister Singh will re-start his yatra from Arang town of Raipur district on August 17 which will culminate at Ambikapur in northern Chhattisgarh on September 7," Bharatiya Janata Party state spokesperson Shivratan Sharma told PTI on Sunday.

"Besides, his cabinet ministers and parliamentary secretaries will conduct their yatras in their respective regions from July 1 to July 10," he said. In the remaining phase of the yatra, Singh will cover around 52 assembly constituencies and hold 65 public meetings, Sharma added.

Earlier, Singh had launched his vikas yatra from Dantewada in tribal Bastar in May to highlight the achievements of his government ahead of the assembly polls slated to be held by year-end.

However, it was suspended on May 25 after the deadly Naxal attack on Congress convoy in Jiram valley of Bastar district, leading to brutal killing of 29 people including former  Union Minister V C Shukla, state Congress chief Nandkumar Patel, veteran leader Mahendra Karma and former Member of Parliament Uday Mudliyar.

Meanwhile, the chief minister has directed officials to make adequate security arrangements for programmes of all political parties, a senior official said.

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