Thursday, April 15, 2010

Opposition backs govt on fight against Naxals

New Delhi, Apr 15 (PTI) Major opposition parties today came out in Parliament giving full backing to the government in the anti-Naxal fight but attacked the "severe division" in the Congress party and the treasury benches it felt would hamper the offensive.

The opposition support for the government came in both Houses of Parliament which held a special discussion on the opening day of the second phase of the Budget session against the backdrop of the massacre of 75 CRPF personnel by Maoists in Dantewada last week.

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's criticism of the Home Minister P Chidambaram that he was treating the Maoists issue as a mere law and order problem and accusing him of "intellectual arrogance" was exploited by the opposition to needle the government.

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