New Delhi, Jul 22: Facing criticism over handling the Naxal problem from within the party, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said that, "although, he is fulfilling his responsibilities in the best possible manner but would be happy to handover the baton to someone who can do better."
In an interview to a news daily on Thursday, Jul 22, Home Minister said that he would welcome someone, who is capable of handling the job better than him.
Chidambaram, who is facing criticism by senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh, had termed him as rigid and intellectually arrogant minister.
Describing the Maoists, the Home Minister said that, they conduct their business in violation of the laws, they collect rents, but don"t pay taxes and direct that money against the State.
He also stressed that Naxal affected states like Jharkhand, Bihar and Chhattisgarh needed some more time to built, as those states are passing through a very difficult phase.
Expressing unhappiness with the progress of the anti-naxal operations, Chidambaram said that he was not fully satisfied with the results. He admitted that there are some areas where the security forces need to be more active.