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Govt has run out of ideas how to fight naxals: BJP

delhi Updated: Oct 09, 2009 20:04 IST

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Expressing "extreme concern" over increase in naxal violence in the country, BJP today said growing magnitude of their activity shows government has "run out of ideas" in meeting the threat and demanded the Prime Minister should hold wider political consultations on it.

"The BJP is extremely concerned as the magnitude of naxal operations has expanded and is entering territories beyond those of conventional Maoist activity," Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said.

He said the covert nature of naxal operations, which has taken the authorities by surprise several times, points towards "intelligence failure and limited activity" against them by the government.

"The way Home Minister P Chidambaram speaks on the issue with so much generality, shows the government has run out of ideas (to deal with the menace). The Prime Minister should ensure higher security and hold wider political consultations by involving the opposition," Jaitley said.

He also lamented the open defence of Maoists by some human rights activists.

"Most human rights activists on television channels are almost the overground face of Maoists....they are openly advocating their cause on TV. In the name of human rights, these killers are being defended," Jaitley said.