Marandi asks whether JMM-BJP support anti-Maoist operation
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
"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
"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.