Rajnath lauds Jharkhand for tackling Maoism

Ranchi, May 11 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday lauded the Jharkhand government for its ways of dealing with the Maoists in the state, officials said.

"Jharkhand's work to deal with Maoist problem is best in the country. Jharkhand has achieved more than expected on the Maoist front," the Home Minister said while reviewing several issues including Maoism and law and order at the state secretariat here.

"Jharkhand is best in the country when it comes to coordination between the state and central forces, holding of the meeting of unified command, dealing with levy demanded by the Naxals (Maoists), and other fronts," he said.

The Minister also lauded the Raghubar Das-led Jharkhand government for providing the required infrastructure to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

He suggested the state should use advance technology in gathering information.

The meeting also discussed ways to decimate the economic source of the Maoists.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said the state government was giving priorities to the development work in Maoist-infested areas.

"People's faith has increased in the administration. The state is getting support from people in anti-Maoist operations," said Das.

The Chief Minister also lauded the work of Jharkhand Police and central forces in the anti-Maoist operations



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