Chhattisgarh police not prepared to tackle Maoists: CM



Chhattisgarh police not prepared to tackle Maoists: CM Jamshedpur: Chhattisgarh police is not prepared to face the guerrilla war waged by Maoists, state Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday said and emphasised the need for two-pronged integrated action plan to tackle the menace in the country.

To take on the ultras, the Chhattisgarh government has started a training college for the state police, Singh, who is here to campaign for BJP for the coming Jharkhand assembly polls, told a press conference here.

"The integrated action plan should be formulated jointly by the Centre and the Maoist-hit states and besides combing operations, it should include all-round development including improvement of infrastructure in the areas badly hit by the menace", he said.

The government should provide land to villagers, develop it for agriculture and provide facilities, he said adding a surrender policy should also be formed to bring the naxals back into the mainstream of the society.

Stating that the problems being faced by Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are similar, Singh said political instability in the former has caused a heavy damage to the mineral-rich state and blamed Congress and JMM for installing Madhu Koda, allegedly involved in a money laundering case, to the chief minister's post.

Bureau Report