No misunderstanding in fighting Maoists: Raman Singh
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 15:07
New Delhi: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Thursday said there was no misunderstanding with the central government in fighting the Maoists and efforts will be made to further improve coordination between the paramilitary forces and the state police.

Singh told reporters after his interaction with Home Minister P. Chidambaram here that they had a "detailed and frank meeting".

"All issues were discussed freely, including the recent incidents of Maoist violence," he said.

The chief minister said there was no misunderstanding with the central government in fighting the Maoist violence.

"Talks about soft and hard approaches goes on in a parallel manner, but there are no differences between the central and state governments. We are moving forward," he said.

Asked about the demand for air support, he said: "Security force personnel get injured in deep forests and it is important to evacuate them quickly."

This was being done and should be done, Singh said, adding that he saw no scope of disagreement on this issue.

Singh met Chidambaram three days after Maoist guerrillas blew up a bus killing 31 people in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

On April 6, Maoists slaughtered 76 security personnel in a forested stretch of the same district in the worst-ever attack by the guerrillas since the insurgency erupted in 1967.

Singh Wednesday described Maoist insurgency as the worst form of terrorism in India.


First Published: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 15:07

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