Maoists protest Modi’s Odisha visit through fresh posters

Rayagada: Nearly a week after suspected Maoists attacked Doikalu railway station in the district and left behind posters protesting the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state, the left wing extremists today once again issued fresh warnings to the people, especially tribals of Rayagada and neighbouring districts, through posters to oppose the same.

Two such hand written materials in the name of Odisha State Committee of CPI (Maoist) were found stuck on a tree at Sikarpai here in Rayagada district. One of the posters read “Oppose Modi’s visit to Odisha on April 14,15 and his Land Acquisition Act”. It also appealed to the people to oust Vedanta and save Niyamgiri hills.

Another poster threatened the security forces against combing operations in the Maoist infested forests. The ultras also alleged Rayagada SP lured the tribal youths with money to become police informers and asked him to refrain from such activities.”Rayagada SP should stop instigating tribal youths to become police informers”, the poster mentioned.

On March 31, suspected rebels had triggered a blast and ransacked Doikalu station. The posters they left behind  besides protesting Modi’s visit, had also criticised non-Odia officers being appointed to senior posts in the state police as well as administration.