Bullets not the solution for naxal problems: Patil

Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil who as the then Deputy Chief Minister, had earlier taken a stand on `bullets for bullets` to deal with naxal issue today talked about development of the Maoist-infested areas.

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2010, 00:30 AM IST

Nagpur: Maharashtra Home Minister R R
Patil who as the then Deputy Chief Minister, had earlier taken
a stand on `bullets for bullets` to deal with naxal issue
today talked about development of the Maoist-infested areas.

Patil who completed his two day surprise visit to
Gadchiroli district and some interior areas, on his arrival
here said that `bullet for bullet` policy simultaneously
require policy of development of the area.

"It is now our responsibility to inculcate a sense of
security among the people there. Those Naxalites who had
surrendered themselves should be brought to the mainstream of
the society," the Home Minister told reporters here.

Noting that there were still 82 villages where
electricity has not reached, Patil said there were 225
villages which were provided electricity but later on electric
poles and wires were stolen, he said.

The state government will launch social security
scheme in Gadchiroli from January 26 for one month and 15
various schemes will be included in it, Patil said.

Earlier in Gadchiroli, Patil said it was sad that
still 52 villages were waiting for power supply since last 10
years. He directed the concerned authorities to ensure power
supply within four months.

State government has decided to fulfil all the vacant
posts in the district. He presided over a meeting where it
was informed that for the the year 2009-10, a provison of Rs
98 crores was made and Rs 78 crores were received. Rs 36
crores have been so far spent till December 2009 and remaining
amount will be spent by March 31.

PTI