Chattisgarh CM urge Centre to release more fund to development activities

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New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI) : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged him to provide funds to develop the infrastructure in the regions affected by Maoists.

Briefing the media after meeting Prime Minister Singh, Raman Singh said they had discussed anti-Maoist operations and that he urged the premier to provide funds to tackle the Naxal issue.

"In relation to the Chhattisgarh anti-Maoist operation, the prime minister said that work was going in the right direction. We requested him that in all the Maoist areas and in the areas affected by left-wing extremism, infrastructure development should begin, as it would resolve our future problems," Raman Singh said.

"We have forces at present, we are moving forward with paramilitary forces, so both things should run parallel to each other. So, we said that if we got the funds, they might be used for the construction of national highway or district highways or schools," he added.

Earleir, Raman Singh met Home Minister P Chidambaram to discuss the security situation in the state, besides seeking additional paramilitary forces to deal with Maoists. (ANI)

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