Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Control over naxal-infested areas in 2-3 years: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Nov 10 (PTI) Making it clear that the Maoists would not be allowed to have a free run, Home Minister P Chidambaram today said control over the naxal-infested areas would be regained in the next two to three years.

"I am confident that in a period of two to three years we will be able to gain total control over these (naxal-infested) areas," he said in an interactive session at the India Economic Summit here.

Chidambaram said since he took over as Home Minister, the states have got involved in tackling the naxal menace and "there is now co-ordinated action against the CPI(Maoists)".

The CPI(Maoists) believe in armed liberation struggle and want to expand their area of influence, he said adding that a democratic republican government cannot allow this. "We have to assert our authority," the Home Minister said.

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