Marandi asks whether JMM-BJP support anti-Maoist operation
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 22:00
Ranchi: JVM-P Chief Babulal Marandi on Saturday asked JMM-BJP coalition whether they would support Centre's "Operation Green Hunt" to tame Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand, a day after the ultras killed seven policemen and a civilian in Gumla.

"We would like to ask BJP and JMM, the bigger parties of the coalition, whether they are ready to support Centre's proposal to launch 'Operation Green Hunt' to root out Naxalism," Marandi told a news conference here.

"Being the national party, BJP should clarify its stand on the operations, he said.

Condemning yesterday's landmine blast that killed seven policemen and a civilian in Gumla, the former Chief Minister alleged law and order in Jharkhand had plunged to a low as coalition partners were 'wrestling for creamy portfolios'.

"Three doctors in Jamshedpur and one trader in Palamau have been killed recently," Marandi said pointing to increasing number of criminal activities in the state.


First Published: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 22:00

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