Nand Kumar Patel
|Nand Kumar Patel|
Nand Kumar Patel inaugurating Government school
1990 – May 25, 2013
|Preceded by||Arjun Singh|
|President, Chhattisgarh 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
25 May 2013 (aged 59)|
Sukma, Chhattisgarh, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Children||Dinesh Nandkumar Patel, Umesh Nandkumar Patel|
|Residence||Nandeli, Raigarh District|
Nand Kumar Patel (8 November 1953 – 25 May 2013) was an Indian National Congress politician from the province of Chhattisgarh. He was elected to the Kharsia Assembly Constituency five times in a row (1990, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008).
On 25 May 2013, news broke that several Congress leaders were killed in a Naxalite attack on a Congress convoy. At first, Naxalites claimed to have 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 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 claimed the attack was 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. Archived from the original on 2013-05-26. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
- "Kidnapped Chhattisgarh Cong chief, son found dead". The Hindu. 2013-05-26. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
- "Maoists claim responsibility, say Mahendra Karma was main target". News Bullet.in. 28 May 2013. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
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