Nand Kumar Patel
|Nand Kumar Patel|
|Nand Kumar Patel inaugurating Government school|
1990 – May 25, 2013
|Preceded by||Arjun Singh|
|President, Chhatisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee|
April 2011 – May 25, 2013
|Preceded by||Dhanendra Shahu|
|First Home minister of Chhattisgarh|
November 2000 – December 2003
|Succeeded by||Brijmohan Agarawal|
8 November 1953|
Nandeli Village, India
|Died||25 May 2013
Sukma, Chhattisgarh, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Residence||Nandeli, Raigarh District|
Nand Kumar Patel (8 November 1953 – 25 May 2013) was an Indian National Congress politician from the Chhattisgarh. He won the legislative election from the Kharsia Assembly Constituency five times in a row (1990, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008). He was a cabinet minister in the state governments of Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh. He was kidnapped and killed by Naxalites during the 2013 Naxal attack in Darbha valley.
On 25 May 2013, several Congress leaders were killed in a Naxalite attack on a Congress convoy. At first, Naxalites kidnapped Nand Kumar Patel and his son Dinesh, keeping up the hopes of their coming back alive. However, their bullet-ridden bodies were found in the Jiram valley in the Bastar district the next day.
On the 27 May, the Naxalites claimed responsibility for the attack by issuing a statement which called it a punishment for atrocities committed by the Salwa Judum (the counter-Naxalite paramilitary forces in the Bastar area) and that it was originally targeted at its leader, Mahendra Karma.
|Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh
December 1998 to October 2000
|First Home Minister of Chhattisgarh
November 2000 to December 2003
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- Kaiser, Ejaz (2013-05-26). "Chhattisgarh Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel killed by Maoists". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
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- "Maoists claim responsibility, say Mahendra Karma was main target". News Bullet.in. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013.