BJP for national strategy to deal with naxals

The BJP asked the Centre to firm up a common strategy for dealing with increasing naxal attacks in ten states.

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2011, 17:00 PM IST

New Delhi: The BJP on Friday asked the Centre to
firm up a common strategy for dealing with increasing naxal
attacks in ten states including Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and
Andhra Pradesh.

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in the Rajya Sabha,
senior party leader Prakash Javadekar said as many as 460
Naxal attacks on adivasis and security personnel have taken
place in ten affected states including West Bengal, Orissa and
Bihar in the recent past.

He said since law and order is a state subject, the Centre
could only supplement the efforts of the state governments.

Taking a dig at the UPA and making an apparent reference
to the police action against yoga guru Ramdev`s supporters
recently at Ramlila ground in Delhi, Javadekar said the Centre
makes violent attacks on non-violent movements but does not
have a common strategy to deal with Naxals.

He warned that these Naxals attacks would increase 10
times if a uniform strategy is not adopted and alleged that
some ministers are sympathetic towards Naxals.

In a separate Zero Hour mention, his party colleague
Prabhat Jha said the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre
was meting out step-motherly treatment to BJP-ruled Madhya
Pradesh.

He said that Centre was not releasing funds for National
Highway projects and demanded that either the Centre should
denotify these projects and give it to the state government or
release funds.

PTI