Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Jharkhand Dy CM urges parties to fight extremism

Giridih, Nov 06: Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Stephen Marandi on Tuesday appealed to all the political parties to rise above politics to curb extremism.

"Statements and counter statements are issued soon after any incident involving Naxalites and continue for some time before it die down. It should not be that way. We should continue to ponder over how to curb the problem," Marandi said.

Marandi, who called on former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi, who lost his son in the Chilkaridih massacre, to express condolences told reporters that all politicians should rise above party-level to address the long standing menace.

"We are in the process of reviewing the Naxal policy... Everyone should involve oneself in bringing about a concrete solution to the Naxal problem," he said.

He said Jharkhand did have meetings with border states, Orissa and Bihar on Naxal problems and efforts were on for similar meetings with other border states.


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