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Interview With Congress Candidate From Bijapur, Vikram Mandavi, By Rakhi Bose

Bijapur, situated in the tribal-dominated Bastar region, is seeing a three-way fight between Mandavi, BJP heavyweight Mahesh Gagda and Ashok Telandi of the newly formed Hamar Raj Party. Bijapur assembly constituency went to polls on November 7.

Interview With Congress Candidate From Bijapur, Vikram Mandavi, By Rakhi Bose
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Bijapur Congress MLA Vikram Mandavi vows to bring development to tribal areas amid CG polls

With the first phase of assembly elections underway in Chhattisgarh, Congress' sitting MLA and candidate from Bijapur, Vikram Mandavi, spoke to Outlook's Rakhi Bose about the issues of tribal communities, protests, and the difficulty of bringing "development" to remote and violence-prone regions of Bastar, including the Naxalism-affected belts.

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