Chhattisgarh, India, is currently holding elections to the state parliament. On two days, candidates for the state parliament will be elected in 90 districts. The first day of elections in 18 districts has already been held on 12th November, the next day with the remaining 72 districts will follow the day after tomorrow. The broad boycott campaign on the occasion of these elections by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) is flanked by a major military offensive.

According to information from the reactionary Indian press, the CPI (Maoist) has called for "Boycott fake Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha election. Strengthen and expand people's government Speed up people’s war to defeat oppressive regime“ Leaflets and posters were written in rural, poor regions of Chhattisgarh pinned to trees and distributed. At the village level events were held to denounce the elections.

At the same time a great military offensive of the Maoists takes place. There have been at least eight direct attacks by the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army in recent weeks, several of which have been directed directly against the election:

    Explosive attack on the 35th Battalion of the Border Guard; a dead soldier

    20-minute firefight with special forces in Bijapur district

    Explosive attack on the "Central Industrial Security Force" (state, militarized police, task area, inter alia, physical protection of authorities and large production facilities); a dead policeman

    Explosive attack in Kankar district on the border guard; two injured soldiers

    Ambush on police in Dantewada district; three dead policemen

    Explosive attack on bullet-proof, armored vehicle of the 168th Battalion of the CRPF; four dead and two wounded policemen

    Attack on activists of the revisionist "Communist Party of India", who also goes to the polls; a dead revisionist

    Firefighting for three hours between CRPF and 80-90 combatants of the VBGA, armed with heavy machine guns and mortars, were on their way to polling stations; five wounded policemen

    Explosive attack in Dantewada district on CRPF patrol 700 meters from 183 polling station

The actions show how little the situation can be kept under control despite increased security and thousands of cops and military personnel. In order to make the choice at any price, the government has now even begun to deploy helicopter to pick staff and equipment to their respective polling stations, as their safety can obviously not be guaranteed by land. To date, the government has identified around 200 (!) Polling stations as points that can only be supplied with election documents by helicopter.