After terming the Chhattisgarh Maoists massacre as “cold blooded murder”, Union Minister Rajnath Singh on April 25 stated that the plan to wash-out left wing extremism will be soon examined. He would hold a meeting of the affected states May 8 for the same purpose.
“We will review the strategy and if necessary we will revisit it,” he said.
“We are working to root out the problem of LWE (left-wing extremism). The LWE groups are anti-development. They do not want development in the area. The Centre and state governments will work together,” The Home Minister said after paying tribute to martyred jawans.
He visited the state and paid tribute to the 25 Central Reserve Police Force troopers who got killed during the ambush. The Home Minister had shown deep grievance and stated that their sacrifice won’t go in vain.
“The attack in Sukma is a cold blooded murder… It is an act of cowardice. The attack was out of desperation,” he added.
Around 300 Maoists on April 25, including women, attacked a CRPF contingent in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, killing 25 troopers.
To pay homage to the jawans, Rajnath Singh reached Raipur along with Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir and CRPF’s Additional Director General Sudeep Lakhtakia.
He reinstated the government would not let the sacrifices of the troopers go in vain.
“We have accepted it as a challenge. It will be answered appropriately.”
“We have lost precious lives of our soldiers… Left-wing extremists are trying to impede the progress (of the region)… They are the biggest enemy of the poor,” he added.