Nand Kumar Patel

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Nand Kumar Patel
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Nand Kumar Patel inaugurating Government school
MLA, Chhattisgarh
In office
1990 – May 25, 2013
Preceded by Arjun Singh
Constituency Kharsia
President, Chhatisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
April 2011 – May 25, 2013
Preceded by Dhanendra Shahu
First Home minister of Chhattisgarh
In office
November 2000 – December 2003
Succeeded by Brijmohan Agarawal
Personal details
Born (1953-11-08)8 November 1953
Nandeli Village, India
Died 25 May 2013(2013-05-25) (aged 59)
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).[1] 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.[2]

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.[2] However, their bullet-ridden bodies were found in the Jiram valley in the Bastar district the next day.[3]

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.[4]

Preceded by
Harvansh Singh
Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh
December 1998 to October 2000
Succeeded by
Mahendra Baudh
Preceded by
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First Home Minister of Chhattisgarh
November 2000 to December 2003
Succeeded by
Brijmohan Agrawal


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partywise Comparison Since 1977: Chhattisgarh, 18 - Kharsia Assembly Constituency". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  2. ^ a b Kaiser, Ejaz (2013-05-26). "Chhattisgarh Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel killed by Maoists". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Kidnapped Chhattisgarh Cong chief, son found dead". The Hindu. 2013-05-26. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  4. ^ "Maoists claim responsibility, say Mahendra Karma was main target". News Bullet.in. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013.