Ranchi, Oct 27 (UNI) The ruling and Opposition political parties in Jharkhand today strongly condemned the naxalite attack claiming 18 lives in Giridih district with CPI demanding dismissal of the UPA-backed Madhu Koda government.
State secretary of CPI and Hazaribagh MP Bhuvneshwar Mehta demanded that the Centre impose President's rule in the state. He said that the recent massacre reflects the failure of the government machinery.
Talking to UNI, senior BJP leader and Rajyasabha member Yashwant Sinha said the incident was an outcome of intelligence failure.
Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee chief Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu said extremism had become a problem for entire nation and state governments facing it should formulate a collective policy to fight the menace.
''The ultras were misdirected youths and bringing them back into the mainstream of society could be a positive step in this direction,'' Mr Balmuchu said.
The party had also constituted a six-member team which would file its report in the next two days.
Rashtriya Janta Dal, extending its outside support to UPA backed Madhu Koda government, had termed the killing a cowardice step by the ultras.
Party's state unit chief Gautam Sagar said these incidents were a threat to democracy and urged all political parties to sit together for finding a solution.