Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Maharashtra to stick to bullet-for-bullet policy on Naxalism

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009 at 1538 hrs

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Wednesday said the state will stick to 'bullet-for-bullet' policy on Naxalism.

"We will stick to our bullet-for-bullet policy as far as dealing with Naxalites is concerned. However, we are also ready to talk with them, provided they abjure violence first," Chavan said.

The Chief Minister who visited 'Suyog', where journalists covering session are put up, said he personally favoured united Maharashtra and will accept the high command's decision on the issue.

He also rued that several important issues related to Vidarbha could not be taken up during the ongoing winter session.

On proposals worth several hundred crores for renovations of Mantralaya, Bandra government colonies and others, Chavan said the state government would seek an opinion from independent financial consultants in this regard.

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