Holistic approach required to tackle naxal menace: J’khand CM

Pitching for a holistic approach to tackle naxal menace in the country, Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda on Sunday admitted that Governments have not looked into "genuine problems" of the tribals which might have helped Maoists.

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2010, 21:50 PM IST

Ranchi: Pitching for a holistic approach
to tackle naxal menace in the country, Jharkhand Chief
Minister Arjun Munda on Sunday admitted that Governments have not
looked into "genuine problems" of the tribals which might have
helped Maoists in their "designs".

"We (governments) have not looked into many of the
genuine problems of the tribals and poor for long and this
might have helped the Naxals in their designs," Munda told
reporters after he moved to the Chief Minister`s Official
Residence here.
"The naxal problem is a serious problem and it cannot
be solved in parts. We have to look into the problem from both
the humanitarian as well as the terror angle," he said.

Munda said believed that the menace can be "tackled
only through a holistic approach rather than bush beating."

He said that his government is committed to establish
the rule of law in the state and to reach to the poorest
sections.

Unless a democratic government fulfills the
aspirations of the last man in the society, it is not
considered to be successful.

"We will work together with our coalition partners
to build a new developed Jharkhand," he said.

Asked about the prospects of BJP-JD(U) combine in
Bihar assembly elections, Munda said the people of Bihar are
in favour of a government, which can provide them development
and employment and the coalition has been successful in doing
so in the last five years.
"This is the reason the people are behind the
coalition and it will win the elections," he said.

PTI