Extending his thoughts and prayers to the deceased BJP MLA and martyrs, Union Minister Arun Jaitley shared his anguish in a tweet.
Chief Electoral Officer, Chhattisgarh has taken an immediate Video Conference meeting of collectors and SPs of the affected districts covering Phase 1 and phase 2 in Chhattisgarh, and instructed them to take utmost precautions over the next few days
Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his anguish towards the death of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and four Chhattisgarh police personnel.
Updates of the attack:
AM Awasthi (DGP) and Girdhari Nayak (DG Naxal Operations:
He was returning to Bacheli, at 3:50 local Cop spoke to the MP telling him that the route he was taking is not safe to travel, so he should not go from there. However, he still went through the way and what happened is very unfortunate.
The operations are continued, more than 17 Naxalites have been killed this month.
The BJP MLA was riding in a bullet-proof car, was provided security. When TI came to know, he was called immediately. He stopped. We have the screenshots that we tried to stop them.
On April 1, I myself visited Dantewara, there was a meeting of senior officials related to the Naxal attacks.
The Election Commission to call a high-level review meet and will consider if the polling booths needs to be shifted
PM Modi condemning the attack has extended his tributes to the security personnel who were martyred in the attack and the BJP MP Bhima Mandavi.
We have information of BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi, his driver and 3 PSOs getting killed in IED blast in Dantewada, today evening: P Sundar Raj, DIG-Anti-Naxal Ops
Sundar Raj (DIG Naxal Operations) has confirmed that five have been killed in the attack perpetrated by Maoists.
The Election Commissioner has sought the report of the incident and asked the EC to review the security situation.
Baghel reaches for a high-level meeting, that is now underway at the chief minister's residence.
DG Naxal, DG Intelligence, DGP DM Awasthi, media advisor to CM Ruchir Garg present in meeting
P Sundar Raj, DIG-Anti-Naxal Ops: BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi killed in Naxal attack in Dantewada
CRPF: Between Kuakonta and Syamgiri in Dantewada, the convoy of BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi came under an IED attack today. The escort vehicle of State Police came under the blast. 5 personnel of Chhattisgarh State Police are critically injured. Reinforcement of CRPF has been rushed.
RR Bhatnagar (DG CRPF): The forces coming from outside are being deployed.
First visuals of the gunbattle after the IED blast
Four Jawans are reportedly martyred in the attack perpetrated by the Maoists.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has called for a high-level meeting
CRPF sources have confirmed:
The first visuals of the wrecked vehicle in which the BJP MLA was traveling have been accessed of the attack that occurred at 5:30 PM
Maoist terrorists have targetted a BJP convoy, in Chhattisgarh two days ahead of the first phase of Lok Sabha 2019 polls.
A BJP Dantewada MLA Bhima Mandavi's convoy has been attacked by the left extremist group.
With the initial details coming in, it is known that after an IED blast firing on both sides between security forces and the Maoists is underway.
Five CRPF jawans are reportedly injured