New Delhi: BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Sunday visited Congress leader VC Shukla, who was critical after being shot during a Maoist attack, at a hospital in Gurgaon.

Congress leaders killed in Maoist attack

"I went to the ICU and all parameters indicate that there is stability (in Shukla's condition). I felt relieved after seeing him," Advani told reporter outside the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.

84-year-old Shukla was airlifted to the hospital from Raipur early on Sunday morning. Advani said he has taken up the issue of Naxal violence with the Prime Minister.

"This is one of the most audicious attacks that have taken place in recent times. And I spoke to the Prime Minister also and requested him that concerted efforts should be made to combat and overcome this menace," Advani said.

Heavily-armed Maoists ambushed a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district on Saturday, killing 27 people including senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma, and injuring Shukla and 31 others.

The bullet-riddled bodies of Chhattisgarh Congress Chief Nand Kumar Patel and his son Dinesh, who were kidnapped by Maoists, were on Sunday found along with those of eight others in Jiram valley in Bastar.


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