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A year in power, Chhattisgarh CM claims 39% dip in Naxal attacks

According to statistics from the Chhattisgarh government there's been a 39% drop in Naxal attacks from 344 till August in 2018 to 210 in the same period this year. The number of Special Forces personnel killed has also declined 54%.

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Last Updated: Oct 22, 2019, 07.29 AM IST
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Baghel attributed this success to his government’s efforts to first hear the voices of the people and then taking governance to them.
New Delhi:A year after the Congress came to power in Chhattisgarh, the Bhupesh Baghel government has claimed unprecedented success in fighting Naxalism with a 39% decline in Naxal attacks and four top commanders killed by special forces.

Four Naxal divisional committee members, who had a declared reward of Rs 8 lakh, have been killed between January and August this year. Three, including a woman commander, have surrendered.

Statistics from the Chhattisgarh government reveal that the number of Naxal attacks have reduced 39% from 344 till August in 2018 to 210 in the same period this year.

The number of Special Forces personnel killed has also declined from 41 last year to 19 this year –– a 54% decline. Speaking to ET, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said, “Top Naxal commanders are on our hit list. In the first eight months of this year, there has been a decline in the number of Naxal incidents and attacks on our Special Forces.

The statistics are for everyone to see. Top Naxal commanders have been killed or have surrendered.”

Baghel attributed this success to his government’s efforts to first hear the voices of the people and then taking governance to them.

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