Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cong targets Chhattisgarh government on naxalism

Raipur, July 28 (PTI) Opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh today targeted the BJP government in the state on the issue of Naxalism and said President's Rule should be imposed to combat left wing extremism.

Initiating a discussion under rule 139, former chief minister and Congress leader Ajit Jogi said the activities of naxalites was increasing and had reached the cities as well.

He referred to the recent death of a Superintendent of Police in a naxal attack in the state.

Jogi said that 700 villages in Bastar region have been uprooted and their residents were living in camps.

On the Salwa Judum movement, he said that tribals equipped with bows and arrows were thrown in front of naxalites equipped with modern weapons.

He claimed that solving the naxalite problem was not possible under the Raman Singh-led government and President's rule should be imposed.

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