Accusing the Centre of extending no assistance to the state for fighting the Naxal menace, Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday warned that the situation could flare up in the backward regions of Bundelkhand and eastern UP if immediate corrective measures were not taken.
“The Centre has so far ignored the repeated requests made by the UP government for financial assistance for providing basic amenities in the backward regions of the state,” said Mayawati.
According to her, till date no major incident had occurred in UP as the state government had addressed the problems and development needs of the people in Naxal-affected districts.
The CM said Sonbhadra, Mirzapur and a few other districts faced the Naxal problem due to their proximity to the other Naxal-affected states. The state government had implemented development programmes in these areas from its own resources, and the role of the Centre was disappointing.