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.
Measures to tackle the challenges posed by terrorism and Left wing extremism will be discussed threadbare at a daylong meeting of chief ministers on internal security Feb 1, official sources said on Monday.