Munda urges public to help solve Naxalism

Medininagar (Jharkhand): Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda today said all sections of society should come forward to ponder over how a permanent solution could be found in rooting out extremism. Naxal problem is a serious issue and there should not be any politics in it. It requires participation of all people to discuss and find a solution, Munda said.

He was responding to a media query on the Maoist attack on former speaker Inder Singh Namdhari`s convoy on December 3, which the Independent MP blamed on alleged failure of intelligence network resulting in the killing of 10 policemen and a child.

Munda urged the Centre to speed up forest clearance so that about 150 development projects could begin. Stating that all round progress was his government`s priority, Munda said local vigilance cells could prevent irregularities, if any, in the implementation of schemes under social security. The chief minister said watershed programmes would be initiated to meet water shortage in the future.