LJP Chief Ram Vilas Paswan today lent support to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's suggestions for taking strict steps to tackle violence being perpetrated by Maoists in different parts of the country.
"I am in agreement with Soniaji on her suggestion to take stern and bold step to curb naxal violence", Paswan told reporters.
Stating that violence did not not have any place in society, he said it would also prove to be an effective tool to counter naxalism if concerted efforts were made to develop the neglected and backward areas.
On the performance of the UPA government at the Centre during the past one year, Paswan said it was "satisfactory".
"The performance of the UPA-II is satisfactory....and not the Centre alone but the states too are responsible for the escalating prices and rampant corruption in development and welfare schemes," Paswan said.
Asked whether he would attend the function in Delhi marking completion of one year of the UPA-II at the Centre, Paswan said he was preoccupied with programmes in Bihar.