Kawasi Lakhma

Kawasi Lakhma is MLA from Chhattisgarh, India and was one of the survivors of 2013 Naxal attack in Darbha valley. His name was widely discussed as his own party men expressed doubt about his integrity and questioned his role in the naxal attack.[1] When other Congress leaders were shot dead in the attack, Kawasi Lakhma was spared and this has raised doubts.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Kawasi Lakhma is from Nagaras village, Sonakukanur post, Konta Tehsil, sukmadistrict, Chhattisgarh and his place is a part of Bastar region,

Political lifeEdit

Kawasi Lakhma, a tribal leader,[3] was elected as MLA (elected in 2008) from Konta constituency of Chhattisgarh state[4] and he was earlier elected in 2003 with a huge margin (securing 51.54% of votes polled).[5] His constituency is a Naxal hit area and he is capable of interacting with naxals in their native language.[6] During 2013 Naxal attack in Darbha Valley, more than 30 people were killed and two other leaders travelling in the same car were taken away and killed by Naxal, sparing Lakhma unharmed and this has raised doubts about the role of Lakhma in the Massacre.[7] As an opposition party MLA, he has raised concerns about the quality of developmental activities undertaken in the naxal hit Sukma district.[8] He is cabinet minister of Commercial Tax (Excise),Commerce and Industry in government of Chhattisgarh.

Aftar naxal attackEdit

Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a narco test on Kawasi Lakhma, so that the details of dialogue he exchanged with Naxals during the deadly attack and any possible conspiracy, can be found out.[9] He won the election and became the minister of the state.


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  2. ^ Naveen, P (29 May 2013). "Mahendra Karma's missing security guard raises eyebrows". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  3. ^ "BJP, Cong spar escalates over Maoists attack". millenniumpost. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  4. ^ "List of MLAs of Chhattisgarh". infoelection.com. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2003". January 2013: Empowering India. Retrieved 2 June 2013.CS1 maint: location (link)
  6. ^ Jaiswal, Anuja (31 May 2013). "Congress politicising Bastan killings : BJP". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Naxal Attack: Why Kawasi Lakma Spared?". 29 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Congress members walkout from Chhattisgarh state assembly". ibnlive. 13 March 2013. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  9. ^ PTI (2 June 2013). "Naxal attack: BJP demands narco test on Congress MLA Kawasi Lakhma". ibnlive. Retrieved 2 June 2013.