Lo­cal po­lice, CRPF & ITPB are in­volved in build­ing roads, build­ing run­down schools, bridges

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Nax­als fear this be­cause they know peo­ple will shun them com­pletely for de­vel­op­ment. They cut elec­tric­ity off the mo­ment we place the wires. For the first time our lo­cal po­lice, CRPF, ITPB are in­volved in build­ing roads, build­ing run-down schools, bridges. In Sukma they are mak­ing houses, and in places like Dan­te­wada, Narayan­pura, we are build­ing in­te­rior roads. We have at least 1,000 jawans guard­ing the work all day and night, oth­er­wise it will be blown off by the Nax­alites. Seven dis­tricts of Ch­hat­tis­garh that were se­verely af­fected by Nax­alites are 80% free of Nax­als now.

Are you do­ing any­thing to keep peo­ple from join­ing the ex­trem­ists? The ide­ol­ogy of Kanu Sanyal and Charu Mazum­dar has failed and has dis­ap­peared. No one here is any longer at­tracted to that. The kind of ex­ploita­tion they talked about doesn’t ex­ist in the state. Peo­ple are ask­ing if the Nax­als who have been in the state for 40 years have done any­thing at all for them. The great­est dam­age that they have

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