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Maoists oppose President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Bastar ashram

Joseph John, TNN Nov 1, 2012

RAIPUR: Outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) have dropped pamphlets in the areas surrounding Dhaudai in Narayanpur district in tribal Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, opposing President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Ramkrishna Mission Ashram on November 7.

Police sources said the rebel pamphlets called for boycott of the President's visit to the ashram.

President Pranab Mukherjee, who is scheduled arrive in Chhattisgarh on a two day visit from November 6 to inaugurate the state's new secretariat building in Naya Raipur, a new capital city being built by the state after Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh 12 years ago in November 2000.

President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to attend a function at Ramakrishna Mission Ashram in Narayanpur district in Bastar region where the mission is running schools and hospitals for the tribals in the insurgency-affected Bastar region. On his return from Narayanpur, the President is scheduled to leave for Delhi at around 1600 hours on November 7.