“There are serious differences in the Congress on tackling the naxals," senior party leader Yashwant Sinha told reporters outside Parliament House on Thursday, Apr 15.
Gopinath Munde, BJP Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha, also spoke on similar lines as Yashwant Sinha and opined that the government was 'definitely' divided over the Maoist issue.
These comments come in the wake of AICC general secretary Disvijay Singh's statement calling the Home Minister P Chidambaram 'rigid' and 'arrogant' over the anti-Moaist strategy, despite the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's gag order asking the ministers to refrain from making opposing statement on the matter of internal security.
The BJP has, however, come out in the support of the Home Minister P Chidambaram, who offered his resignation after taking full responsibility for the Maoist attack in whicj 76 lives of CRPF and police personnel were lost. The Prime Minister rejected the resignation and this decision also saw backing from the BJP.
Speaking in Lok Sabha, Yashwant Sinha yet again reiterated BJP's stand against Maoists and said that the party stands with the government in the fight against the Maoists.