Members of Parliament representing India’s 34 districts most affected by Naxal violence on Friday spoke their heart out, but urged Home Minister P. Chidambaram to ensure that their views are kept under wraps.
The MPs said they were already on the radar of Naxals due to their political activities and placing their opinions — made on the basis of their experiences — could further accentuate the risks involved. “It was decided to keep the entire proceeding secret,” an MP told Hindustan Times.
Chidambaram had convened the meeting of MPs to help the government fine-tune its policy of accelerating development in the worst-affected areas. The two-hour long meeting was the second in this chain. The third meeting is expected to be held in July.