Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Naveen vows to combat Maoist violence with full force

Bhubaneswar, July 21 (PTI) Vowing to combat the Naxal violence with "full vigour", the Orissa government today said Maoists must realise that their anti-national activities can't go on.

"Naxalites must realise that the state will overcome them sooner than later," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told the Assembly while replying to a debate on an adjournment motion 'increasing Maoist menace in the state'.

Asking the extremists to return to mainstream of the society, Patnaik said law of the land would certainly prevail as the state government would not allow any "unlawful activities on its soil".

Calling for a "sea change" in the Maoist outfits' ideology, the chief minister said left wing extremists were indulging in "extortion, drug peddling, black marketing, and committing acts of cruelty

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