Cong playing politics in fight against Maoists: CPM

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 17:57

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa CPI-M on Tuesday accused
the Congress of adopting "narrow political strategy" in fight
against Maoists.

"The Congress-led UPA government at the Centre is not
helping non-Congress state governments in anti-Maoist
operations," state party unit secretary Janardan Pati told a
press conference here.

His remarks came in reply to a question on Chief Minister
Naveen Patnaik`s repeated claims that the state is not getting
enough central forces for anti-Maoist operation.

Referring to West Bengal, Pati said though many people
were in Naxal violence in the state, Centre failed to provide
enough para-military force there to tackle the menace.

"They withdrew forces from West Bengal under the pretext
of elections in Jharkhand. The forces did not return after the
elections," he said.

Pati also criticised Congress over the Telangana issue,
saying Centre first announced formation of a new state and
later decided to form a committee to verify its requirement.


First Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 17:57

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