Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Orissa to have holistic plan to wipeout Maoist

Bhubaneswar : Even though the confidence of outlawed Red Rebels are on all time high since the outcome of the Nepal's first Constituent Assembly, Orissa Government would not go for Salwa Judum type of campaign against the Maoists like its Chhattisgarh counter part.

The State Home Department was preparing a holistic plan with focus on development to wipe out red rebels and the plan would be submitted to Union Home Ministry by end of April, highly places sources said on Monday.

The State would make certain recommendations to the Centre for amending guidelines of some central schemes like Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and rural electrification scheme in this regard.

The State Government had taken two worst maoist affected districts like Malkangiri and Rayagada for implementation of the proposed plan.

Orissa had a large number of small population villages, particularly in tribal dominated districts. Maoists were taking advantage in tribal dominated districts due to certain gaps in the schemes, senior police officials said.

Meanwhile, State DGP Gopal Nanda had convened an emergency meeting of the senior officers to discuss about the possible fallout of the results of the recent polls in Nepal which saw the Maoists reaching a simple majority in the first phase of elections to the country's first constituent assembly.

According to the sources the closed-door that last for over two hours had focused on the strategies needed to be prepared so as not to allow the Maoists activists of Orissa to establish any "effective link" with the "red" rebels of Nepal.

It also stressed the need for depriving the Maoists getting direct support across the border.

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