PM announces new policy to tackle Naxal menace in India

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Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Sep 13: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sep 13 announced new UPA government's policy to tackle Naxal or Maoists in India.

Speaking at the Vigyan Bhawan, the PM claimed, "We have worked towards a holistic approach. Development has to be meaningful. Development has to be integrated, it should be for the people."

Explaining the policy to tackle Naxals and other ultras in the country, the PM asserted, "To be persuasive we must be believable, to be believable we must be credible, to be credible we must be truthful."

Commenting on corruption, Singh also reminded, "As administrators, we must have zero tolerance towards corruption," and also added, "development programmes have to delivered with complete honesty."

Singh also pointed on the work of style of the policy makers as he said, "It's crucial for policy makers to acquaint themselves to the need at the grassroots level."

Emphasising on the needs of the aam-admi, the prime minister also assured that the government will be more cautious and sensitive towards the demand of the common people.

"How Panchayati Raj can become an instrument in changing the lifestyle of people must be looked into," stated the PM while concentrating on the lifestyle of the Naxals.

While concluding his speech, the PM said, "The Integrated action plan is aimed at deficit plan in areas affected by Naxalism. There can't be a uniform structure or implementation, we must learn from ground realities," and also added, "lack of development often leads to sense of alienation. Our programmes and policies must ensure that people of these areas have equitable share."

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