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No slack in operations to tackle Maoist menace, says Rajnath Singh

In a suo motu statement in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on the killing of 14 CRPF personnel on Monday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave details of the incident saying Maoists attacked the security forces, who were engaged in operations against them, that began on November 16 and resulted in reported killing of 12 Naxals.

Making it clear that there will be no let up in operations against the Maoists, Singh said the Central government was committed to firmly tackle the Maoists problem with a multi-pronged strategy and offering all possible resources to the state governments to deal with the menace.

“I would like to reiterate that the Central government is committed firmly to tackle the Left Wing Extremism. ...It is our firm commitment to provide every possible assistance to the security forces and we will continue the operations till this problem is fully eradicated,” he said.

The Home Minister, who had visited Raipur on Tuesday to take stock of the situation there, said as part of the multi- pronged strategy, the government has taken security related steps and development related initiatives and ensuring rights and entitlements of tribals and other weaker sections.
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