Congress MLA attacked with a knife in Chhattisgarh

Accused Khileshwar arrested

Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh) – A woman Congress MLA suffered injuries after a man allegedly attacked her with a knife in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon District on Sunday, Police said.

The accused, identified as Khileshwar, has been taken into custody, they said. The incident occurred this evening in Jodhara village under the Dongargaon Police station limits when MLA Chhanni Chandu Sahu, who represents the Khujji assembly seat in the District, was attending a public function, according to Police.

As per the preliminary information, Sahu was on the stage when a man, who was allegedly drunk, attacked her with a knife, a senior Police official said.

The accused has been taken into custody and further investigation is underway, he added.

Meanwhile, the opposition BJP has condemned the incident and alleged that the law and order situation has collapsed in Chhattisgarh.

“When the legislator of the ruling party is not safe, what about the safety of common people ? This is the failure of the Bhupesh Baghel Government,” the BJP said in a statement.

Editorial Viewpoint

When the MLAs are unsafe under Congress-rule, who will guarantee the safety of the common man ?