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CPI Maoist in no mood to give up armed struggle

The CPI Maoist is in no mood to give up their armed struggle. Even though the Union Home Ministry appealed to the Maoist to give up violence and arms for the sake of peaceful talks in solving an upcoming crisis of a severe battle, the banned communist outfit said in a press statement issued to HT that they are turning down union home minister’s appeal, reports Snigdhendu Bhattacharya.

kolkata Updated: Oct 08, 2009 02:22 IST
Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The CPI Maoist is in no mood to give up their armed struggle. Even though the Union Home Ministry appealed to the Maoist to give up violence and arms for the sake of peaceful talks in solving an upcoming crisis of a severe battle, the banned communist outfit said in a press statement issued to HT that they are turning down union home minister’s appeal.

Reacting to union home minister P Chidambaram’s call that the Maoist should give up violence to initiate any talk, CPI Maoist Koteswara Rao alias Kishanji told HT “The proposal of talks is nothing but a high drama prepared and directed by Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Pranab Mukherjee. They did it on being advised by the CIA and the FBI.”

The CPI Maoist however said that they are agreed to talks only if three of their basic demands are met – withdrawal of all central and state police from Maoist infested areas, unconditional release of all ‘political prisoners’ and scrapping of all world bank proposed projects.

According to the CPI Maoist politburo member the union government of has already finalized an offensive on the Maoist led ‘peoples movement’ in India. “There will be some losses on our sides but before that people of this revolutionary movement will certainly retaliate,” said Kishanji in a CPI Maoist press statement issued late on Wednesday night. This statement shows that the banned ultra left unit is in no mood to bring any curb on their violent movements taking place in as many as nine states in the country. While Chidambaram’s statement came following the murder of an intelligence officer in Jharkhand the CPI Maoist said, “The daydream of P Chidambaram to bombard our areas particularly in Chattisgarh will be boomeranged.” The CPI Maoist also anticipates that the center will definitely give its nod to the Indian Air Force’s plea that the IAF fighters will be given freehand in carrying out air raids in Maoist infested areas, specially Chattisgarh.

All plans of carrying out a total offensive on the ongoing peoples movement, led by the Maoist, in India has been finalized. “It is clear that the US wants to focus on Maoist growth in India and that the US will definitely directly involve in the battle even though the Maoist insurgency is regarded to be an internal problem,” the CPI Maoist press statement said.