Raipur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday termed the deadly Maoist attack on his party leaders in Chhattisgarh as ‘an attack on democracy’.

Congress leaders killed in Maoist attack

"It is not an attack on Congress. It is an attack on democracy. But, we'll not fear from such an attack and continue to move forward with enthusiasm," Gandhi told reporters at the Raipur Congress Bhawan soon after his arrival at about 2 am.

"I met VC Shukla and other injured leaders at a hospital. As soon as his condition becomes stable, he'll be sent to Delhi," he said. "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi will also be visiting and meeting the victims," Gandhi said.

Senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma was killed and former Union Minister VC Shukla was injured on Saturday when heavily-armed Maoists ambushed a convoy of party leaders inside a dense forest in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district.

Responding to a question on the imposition of President's Rule in the state, the Gandhi family scion said, "It is not time to do politics. It's a very sad incident and we all have to stand by it together," he said.


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