India PM and UPA Chairperson Sonia gandhi in Chhattisgarh


sonia gandhi with PM SinghRaipur, May 26  Prime Minister Manmoham Singh andUPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived here today in the wake ofthe deadly Naxal attack on a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.

Twenty seven people, including senior Congress leadersand security personnel, were killed in the attack yesterday.”Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson SoniaGandhi will pay tribute to the deceased here at Congress

Bhawan and later they will leave for Jagdalpur to meet thoseinjured in the incident,” a senior party leader told PTI.Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today met stateCongress chief Nand Kumar Patel’s family members here at

Devendra Nagar and expressed his condolence over the demise of

the senior party leader.

Heavily-armed Maoists ambushed a convoy of Congressleaders in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district yesterday, killing 27people including senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma.


(PTI / NNA Nepal)