BJP for national strategy to deal with Naxals
The BJP today asked the Centre to firm up a common strategy for dealing with increasing Naxal attacks in ten states including Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh.delhi Updated: Aug 26, 2011 15:15 IST
The BJP on Friday asked the Centre to firm up a common strategy for dealing with increasing Naxal attacks in ten states including Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh.
Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in the Rajya Sabha, senior party leader Prakash Javadekar said as many as 460 Naxal attacks on adivasis and security personnel have taken place in ten affected states including West Bengal, Orissa and Bihar in the recent past.
He said since law and order is a state subject, the Centre could only supplement the efforts of the state governments.
Taking a dig at the UPA and making an apparent reference to the police action against yoga guru Ramdev's supporters recently at Ramlila ground in Delhi, Javadekar said the Centre makes violent attacks on non-violent movements but does not have a common strategy to deal with Naxals.
He warned that these Naxals attacks would increase 10 times if a uniform strategy is not adopted and alleged that some ministers are sympathetic towards Naxals.
In a separate Zero Hour mention, his party colleague Prabhat Jha said the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre was meting out step-motherly treatment to BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh.
He said that Centre was not releasing funds for National Highway projects and demanded that either the Centre should denotify these projects and give it to the state government or release funds.
First Published: Aug 26, 2011 15:10 IST