New Delhi, Jul 14: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar slammed the Central government for not providing sufficient support to tackle the Naxals.
Addressing a meeting of Naxal-affected states convened by the Prime Minister on Wednesday, Jul 14, Nitish Kumar told that Centre did not agreed the demand to increase the number of Central Paramilitary Forces (CPMF) in Bihar.
"There has been no change in the number of CPMF companies deployed in Bihar over the last several years. After the meeting in Oct 2009, the number of CPMF was increased in other states but Bihar did not get a single additional company," said Bihar CM.
"The number of CPMF training establishments in the state should also be increased," he added.
During the meeting Nitish Kumar also told that an integrated approach was needed to tackle the Naxal menace as enforcement action alone would lead to their wider alienation.
He also stated that the Naxal elements were a part of Indian society even though they have been misled into following the path of violence.