Soni Sori, who has been striving for tribal rights in restive districts of Chhattisgarh, led a delegation of aggrieved tribals from Bijapur to meet former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi at his residence ‘Sagoun Bangla’ in Raipur. Although, Sori spoke about the problems being faced by the tribals after they were removed from the post of SPOs. She said that many of these tribals served as SPOs during the Salwa Judum at the behest of state government and were getting anywhere between Rs 1500-Rs 2000 but now the government has suddenly ousted them with the assurance that they will be recruited back as and when funds get allocated for the purpose.
Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi listened intently to problems being narrated by Sori. However, what’s important is that there have been speculations earlier as well that Sori might switch over to Jogi’s party but then things did not proceed at all. With state election just in a year’s time, Sori meeting Jogi would surely fuel speculations if she is new face of Jogi’s party in Bastar, which has crucial 12 legislative seats.