Saturday, June 27, 2009

Chidambaram's anti-Naxal plan will find solution: Jaiswal

Published: June 27,2009

Chidambaram's anti-Naxal plan will find solution: Jaiswal Ranchi

The anti- Naxal plan being drawn up by the Centre would definitely bring a concrete solution to the Maoist problem in the country, said a union minister today.

" Home Minister P Chidambaram is drawing up a full plan for this and I expect a concrete solution to this problem in future," Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, who was a former MoS for Home Affairs, told a news conference here." Violence cannot bring about any solution. I have repeatedly been saying about shunning the path of violence. Then only a solution can be found,"he said.

Jaiswal met Governor Syed Sibtey Razi and discussed illegal mining, forest and environment clearance to speed up coal production in the Naxal-infested state under President's rule and laying of railway tracks among others. Concerned over repeated shutdowns in Jharkhand, the minister advocated the need of early completion of laying railway tracks near CIL command areas so that public sectors would not have to depend on trucks for coal transportation.

Truckers always choose to stay off roads during shutdowns for fear of attacks, affecting coal transportation." Rail connectivity will help coal transportation in Jharkhand where there are frequent bandhs," Jaiswal said without naming any of the bandh callers. The Maoists recently observed 48-hour bandh in five states, including Jharkhand.

Source: PTI

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