RSS chief hopeful of solid action by Centre against Maoists

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 23:24

Kolkata: RSS chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat on Friday
said that the Centre had at last realised the need to act
against the Maoists, but regretted solid action was yet to
be taken.

Describing the Maoist threat as `dangerous`, Bhagwat
stressed the need for a comprehensive policy to usher in
development in the backward areas by setting up an efficient
administration which can keep Maoists at bay.
To a question if the Army should be deployed to counter
the Maoists, Bhagwat said, "It is upto the government how to
act. The government itself can take appropriate action in
right time."

He regretted that people were being kidnapped by the
ultras at gunpoint.

"To avoid the Maoist threat, we need a constructive
policy of encouraging development and against lawlessness in
all backward areas as well as creation of awareness against
Maoist threats," he said.
Bhagwat was confident that awareness and strong policy by
the Centre as well as states would be able to isolate the
extremist elements.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 23:24

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