Lack of proper coordination between the various Maoist-affected States remains the principal cause of continued Maoist violence.
The CBI had registered a case against Baghel in September last year, then Chhattisgarh Congress president
Maoists continue to suffer reverses in their ‘heartland’ but are still far from losing their relevance.
The huge voter turnout in the Maoists’ Bastar heartland shows that the Maoists have little ‘popular support’.
The polling will take place in central and north Chhattisgarh, where 72 each from the BJP and Congress, are in the fray.
Many political observers, however, allege that Jogi is being propped up by the BJP to cut Congress votes.
The Congress leader was accused of circulating the CD, which the minister had termed as fake.