Govt should write proposal for talks: Naxal leader

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'Centre should write proposal for talks'
Kolkata, Nov 11: Asserting that Maoists were ready for a ceasefire, CPI-Maoist leader Kishenji has said the Government should come out with a written proposal for dialogue.

He said that the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram have not responded to an open letter written by him.

"I have written to the Prime Minister and the Home Minister. But they have not replied. They should. And if the Government is serious about a dialogue with us, it should write to our general secretary with a concrete proposal," he said.

"The joint forces (of the Centre and the respective states) perpetrating atrocities on the people in tribal areas and jungles must be withdrawn. The Government should also set free the people arrested in connection with our agitation," the Maoist leader said news agency over phone.

He also said, "Look at the way the security forces torture our people, the poorer sections fighting for their rights. The Government should stop violence first and declare a ceasefire."

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