Chidambaram feels Maoists could be controlled by 2013

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Mumbai, Mar 31 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has expressed confidence that the country will be able to control Naxals by 2013.

Addressing an event organised by the Business Standard group on Tuesday night, Chidambaram said: "We must meet the challenge to fight against Maoists and terrorism in the next two-to-three-years.

"We know it is a big challenge for India, but we will be able to meet the challenge in the next two-to-three years," he added.

Maoists who continued their violence activities killed at least five civilians and four security personnel in as many as 32 violent incidents during the 48 hour-long shutdown call given by them on March 22 and 23.

Stressing on the need to prevent criminals from entering Parliament Chidambaram said: "It's a big challenge. We are the largest and disciplined democracy in the world. We need honest and decent people to come to Parliament," he said.

Earlier, Union Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily also stressed on the need to bring amendments to election laws to prevent criminal elements from entering elected bodies. (ANI)

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