Chidambaram discusses Maoist violence with affected states

January 7th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday chaired a meeting of the chief ministers of the Maoist violence affected states and discussed ways to meet the challenge.The chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and West Bengal attended the three-hour meeting.

According to home ministry sources, the chief ministers favoured joint operations, jungle warfare training to policemen and devising concrete measures to tackle the menace.

“All the reprenstatives unanimously agreed that Maoism must be dealt at development and as well as security fronts,” said a ministry official.

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