Naxalites can`t find base in Punjab: Sukhbir

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said Naxalites can not find a base in the state as the red rebellion is born out of economic deprivation.

Updated: May 11, 2010, 23:49 PM IST

Bathinda: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister
Sukhbir Singh Badal today said Naxalites can not find a base
in the state as the red rebellion is born out of economic
deprivation.

He said, however, police was keeping a watch on isolated
incidents meant to foment terrorism/Naxalism in the border
state.

"Naxalism is born out of economic deprivation and Punjab
does not offer any such case to Naxalites to launch their
movement," he told reporters here.

Downplaying reception accorded to Amarinder Singh on his
return from Dubai, he said former Chief Minister is an
ordinary Congress worker who is fighting for survival in his
own party.

He alleged that the opposition party is a fragmented
house with each leader making a beeline to 10 Janpath for
rotational leadership.

PTI