Pyari slams Centre on Maoist abductions

New Delhi: Senior Biju Janata Dal leader and Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra has accused the Centre and the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram for not providing any kind of assistance to resolve the crisis arising out of the kidnappings of Laxmipur MLA Jhina Hikaka and the Italian nationals. Raising the issue in the Upper House of the Parliament today the BJD member accused that the Centre did not take any step to resolve the hostage crisis despite the fact the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had personally intimated the Home Minister about the kidnappings.

"The Central Intelligence Agency and the Central para-military forces could have take action but unfortunately it did not happen," Pyari Mohan Mohapatra said, adding, "Even the Chief Secretary had already on March 24 made the Union Home Secretary aware about the assistance including intelligence inputs required by the state." The Rajya Sabha member rued that the NCTC and the kidnapping issues should not be seen in the same prism. "The naxalites have declared war against the nation and at this crucial moment there should be no tussle between the Centre and the state over such issues," Pyari Mohan Mohapatra said.