AP succeeded in curbing naxal menace: Minister

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Hyderabad, Dec 31 (UNI) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Sriprakash Jaiswal today lauded the Andhra Pradesh Government for succeeding in curbing the decade-old naxal menace by adopting stringent measures in the state.

Talking to newspersons here, he said other states like Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh, which were facing extremist problem, should emulate the strategy adopted by the Andhra Pradesh Government. Andhra Pradesh's strategy was the right choice to curb naxal menace.

Alleging that the Left extremists were resorting to violence for furthering their self-interest, he said the ultras were not allowing the Government to take up developmental projects like providing education and medical facilities in the rural areas.

''A day will come when the extremists will realise that the path adopted by them is not right and join the mainstream of society,'' Mr Jaiswal said.

Earlier, speaking at the passing out parade of the 31st batch of Sub-Inspectors at the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA), the Minister said security forces have to face the challenges before them in the wake of increasing terrorist and extremist activities in the country.

He presented trophies to the trainees, who excelled during the training period.

UNI

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