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