No clarity in Centre`s anti-Maoist policies: BJP

Raising questions on Centre`s anti-Maoist policies, BJP on Thursday said it would support the government`s stand which would end Left-wing extremism (LWE).

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2010, 20:54 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Raising questions on
Centre`s anti-Maoist policies, BJP on Thursday said it would support
the government`s stand which would end Left-wing extremism
(LWE).

"There should be clarity in policies on Maoist issues.
Different policies are pursued for different states when
Maoists have declared war against the democratic system," BJP
national general secretary M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters
here.
Stating that central ministers and UPA leaders differ
on their approach to anti-Maoist policies, Naidu said:
"clarity and sincerity should be there as Maoists had started
killing innocent people."

While Maoists kill innocent people by targeting
trains, Centre did nothing other than making statements, he
said.

Strongly criticising Union Home minister P
Chidambaram, Naidu said: "Chidambaram makes big talks, but not
big actions."

Chidambaram`s bold statements would not help to fight
the red rebels, he said adding that the union home minister`s
versions were contradicted by senior Congress leader Digvijay
Singh.
Terming Maoist problem as basically a "political"
issue, Naidu said it was not a law and order problem as
considered by UPA government.

To a question on moves to deploy Army to fight
Maoists, Naidu said: "We are with the government which will
help in ending violence."

Maoist menance was one of the two major issues to be
discussed at BJP`s two-day national executive meeting
scheduled to be held in Patna on June 13, he said.

On another issue, Naidu said the party would
deliberate on UPA government`s "discrimination" towards BJP
ruled and non-Congress ruled states.

"UPA government is not giving fair treatment to all
the states which was affecting federal system of the country,"
Naidu said, adding non-Congress ruled states were
discriminated in terms of central assistance during natural
calamities, coal linkage, food grain supply and many other
subjects.

Terming UPA government`s attitude towards non-Congress
ruled states as "step-motherly," Naidu said UPA government
must be cautioned about its act which threatens federal
structure of the nation.

On Centre`s move to hike price of petroleum products,
Naidu said BJP would oppose it "tooth and nail" both inside
parliament and outside.

Stating that another hike in the fuel price would act
as "death blow" for the common people, Naidu said it was
unfair to increase the prices of petroleum products when the
people were reeling under price rise.

"This move shows that Congress`s `Hath` (hand) was not
with the poor people," he said.

PTI