Army should be roped-in to fight Naxals: Sushma

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today said the party will put pressure on the Centre to rope in the Army to fight Naxals in the affected areas.

Updated: Jul 02, 2010, 15:54 PM IST

Raipur: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj
today said the party will put pressure on the Centre to rope
in the Army to fight Naxals in the affected areas.

"BJP leadership wants that services of Army should be
used in the Naxal-hit areas of the country to thereby put an
end to the problem," Sushma, Leader of the Opposition in the
Lok Sabha, told reporters here.

She was in the district to participate in price rise
protests.

There are no two-views in the BJP over the Naxal menace
and the party will put pressure on the Centre in the upcoming
monsoon session to utilise the army in the extremists-hit
areas, Sushma said.

"The Centre is in a fix over using army in these areas.
It should give up this attitude," she added.

Sushma also paid tributes to the slain jawans and said
that the killings of personnel of para-military force in the
state should be stopped.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who was also
present on the occasion, said he had spoken with Home Minister
P Chidambaram about bringing in the Army on the suggestions of
defence experts to flush out Maoists.

Sushma said she had taken the addresses of all the jawans
who were killed in the Narayanpur Naxal attack and she will
meet the kin of the victims to extend her condolences.

PTI