Saturday, March 06, 2010

Integrated plan to tackle Naxal problem: PM

New Delhi, Mar 5 (PTI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the government has drawn up an integrated plan to tackle the Naxal problem in consultation with the states and was initiating firm action against the Maoists.

"In some places we have received reports of the use of children (by Naxals); we have drawn up an integrated plan to tackle the problem in consultation with the states," he told the Lok Sabha while replying to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address.

"We are taking firm action to curb Naxal violence. It is unfortunate that they are targeting innocent people and destroying roads, power lines and other essential infrastructure," he said.

Expressing the government's willingness to talk to any group that abjures violence without conditions, the Prime Minister, however, said the government was determined to take firm action.

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