New Delhi: Claiming that Naxals were on the
job for 24 hours while security forces worked for only eight,
a member of the National Advisory Council has told Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh that the government was losing the war
"We are losing the war against Naxals. They are working
for 24 hours and our security forces work for only eight
hours. We need to realise the strength of the enemy and evolve
our strategy," National Advisory Council member Ramdayal Munda
told the Prime Minister during the first meeting of the
high-profile body last week.
Munda said the government should define its strategy to
fight "people who denounce Parliament democracy" after
analysing their "strength and intensity."
He said Singh`s response was "positive and prompt."
"We need to realise the intensity and strength of the
enemies. If we need to fight the elements who are denouncing
the Parliamentary democracy, then we need to have the same
intensity, planning and sincerity," he said on the
sidelines of a function here.
He also made some critical remarks on the deployment of
forces in Naxal-infested areas and said the government should
deploy "trained officers who are sitting in government
offices" in the battleground instead of new recruits.
The former Vice-Chancellor of Ranchi University said
the NAC should concentrate of Food Security to the people and
should also bridge the gap between devising and implementing
"Reminders should go from the NAC to policy makers and
should suggest good ideas for the government. Good advices
always lead to policy formation," he suggested.
He said tribals should have the right for food, which
will empower them.
"Improve the public distribution system. The tribals have
land and other things. Help them get food, roads and basic
necessities. They will take care of the rest," he said,
addressing the function to release the "Rejoinder to
Government`s Report to the People" prepared by an NGO `Wada Na