Centre to fund special force to tackle Naxal problem: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spelled out the anti-Maoist policy of the Narendra Modi government, saying there will be no talks with the left-wing ultras.

Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spelled out the anti-Maoist policy of the Narendra Modi government, saying there will be no talks with the left-wing ultras.

After meeting Chief Secretaries and DGPs of 10 Naxal-infested states here, Singh said that the government will adopt a balanced approach to resolve the Maoist problem.

He further announced central funding for a special force to tackle the Naxal menace.
Greyhound-like forces will be deployed in states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Odisha, the minister informed.

Today`s meet was called to review the progress of anti-Naxal operations being undertaken in states.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretaries and DGPs of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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