New Delhi: To protest the killing of lone BJP MLA from Bastar division and four policemen, BJP leaders in Chhattisgarh have blackened their profile pictures on social media platforms.

"In the backdrop of the naxal attack that shocked the state, country and political fraternity, BJP leaders including former Chief Minister Raman Singh, president of BJP state unit Vikram Usendi, leader of opposition of Chhattisgarh assembly Dharamlal Kaushik, MLA Brijmohan Agrawal, MLA Ajay Chandrakar, senior leaders Rajesh Munat and large numbers of BJP workers on Twitter have put a black spot as their profile picture," a party spokesperson said.

Similarly, the profile photo in the official Twitter handle of BJP Chhattisgarh has also been changed to black, added the party's office bearer.

Apart from Twitter, senior leaders in Chhattisgarh have also changed their profile pictures on their respective Facebook accounts to black as part of their protest against yesterday's naxal attack.

BJP MLA  Bheema Mandavi, his driver and three security personnel were killed in a naxal attack which took place at Shyamgiri hill falling in the limits of Kuwakonda police station.

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Bhupesh Baghel, the Chhattisgarh chief minister, is holding an emergency meeting at his residence with all security forces deployed in the state. Home minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, MLA Khwasi Lakhma and DGP D M Awasthi will also be present in the meeting.