Buddhadeb to meet PM, Chidambaram today

June 20th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram here to discuss Lalgarh issue today.

Meanwhile, state police backed by paramilitary personnel continued their efforts towards reclaiming Lalgarh from the Maoist stronghold.

On Friday evening, Maoists detonated a landmine targeting a police jeep and injuring two policemen at Pirakata bazar as the joint operation entered the second day.

Earlier, Chidambaram had said that the police operation in West Bengal’s Lalgarh town in West Midnapore district was going as planned.

Chidambaram said that the central forces were assisting the state police in the operations.

The Home Minister also appealed to the maoists to give up arms and talk to the state government to resolve their grievances. (ANI)

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