CPI-Maoist issue threat against PM, Sonia, Chidambaram

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Ranchi, July 21 (ANI): The banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) has issued a threat against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Home Minister P Chidambaram.

The CPI-Maoist was declared a terror outfit by the central government last month.

"Both the PM and Sonia Gandhi will meet a fate like former Prime Minister, late Rajiv Gandhi," the CPI-Maoist said in a press release issued here.

The release issued by Anup-ji, a member of the Jharkhand state central committee of the CPI-Maoist, has also dared Chidambaram to visit Jharkhand.

"Home minister P Chidambaram says the government will end Maoism in the country. His statement will remain a dream. It is not possible to end the Maoist movement If Chidambaram has the courage, he should come to Jharkhand," it said. ajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a LTTE woman suicide bomber at an election rally in Sriperumbudur near Chennai in May 1991.

The outlawed group has also threatened Congress leaders in Jharkhand, asking them to quit the party or face dire consequences.

"The CPI-Maoist is desperate after it was termed as a terrorist outfit. It just wants to gain mileage by issuing such press releases," a police official involved in anti-Maoist operation in Jharkhand said.

The Maoists have called a 24-hour bandh in Jharkhand from midnight today in protest against price rise. (ANI)

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