Left Wing Extremism (LWE) violence has "significantly" declined in the last four years and the menace can be tackled successfully through a combination of measures, government said in Rajya Sabha Wednesday.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday stated that the Centre is fully committed to tackle left wing extremism (LWE), adding that the government has implemented a multi-pronged strategy to curb the menace.
Bihar Police has launched anti-Naxal operation amid intelligence inputs that Maoists from Jharkhand were shifting base to the state to escape the security dragnet in the wake of impending state assembly polls there.
Government will use any element of its "national power" against Maoists under a new policy to deal with the extremists and not hold peace talks with them till they renounce violence and express faith in democracy.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought formation of Centre-level task force to fight Left Wing Extremism (LWE) and streamlining of forest and environment clearances.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has claimed that Left-Wing Extremism has been controlled in 11 of the state`s 30 districts and said cash reward has been given to 514 identified Maoist leaders and cadre who have surrendered or arrested.
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said that that the Government has adopted multi pronged strategy in partnership with the states affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE) through different interventions in the areas related to security, development, rights and entitlement and improvement in governance.
With an aim to prevent the Left wing extremism (LWE) from exploiting any political vacuum at the grassroots, the police would not ask political leaders to change their programmes or routes in Jharkhand unless there is any "specific input" about Maoist threat.