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Mahto demands Munda government's resignation

Written by: Staff
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Jamshedpur, Mar 14: The leader of opposition in Jharkhand assembly Sudhir Mahto today demanded the immediate dismissal of the Arjun Munda-led government for its ''total failure to curb Naxalite activities in the state''.

Reacting to last night's hijacking of Mugalsarai-Barwadih passenger train by the armed Maoist ultras in Latehar district, Mr Mahto told UNI that the incident exposed the hollow claims of the government in controlling the Naxalite activities in the state.

Mr Mahto said the govenment had no right to continue in power for a single minute and should step down owning responsibility to its failure to protect the lives of common people from the attack of the extremists.

He said the law and order situation in the state had broken down totally and the government remained a mute spectator.

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader alleged that the government had not initiated a single step to curb the menace of Naxalism which encouraged the ultras to hijack the train that was carrying around 200 people.

He said the government had no concrete policy to eradicate the Maoist problem. ''This government was frittering away huge amounts in the name of controlling Naxalite movement,'' Mr Mahto alleged.

Mr Mahto said all the districts in the state were affected by Naxalism while the government was busy in celebarting it anniversary.

In other 14 states the Maoists' activities were mainly confined in the border areas while in Jharkhand it had spread to all the districts while the government claimed that only 18 districts were affected, he said.

He said despite the government's promise to constitute a high level committe comprising the members of the ruling and opposition parties to resolve the Naxalite problem it failed to so. ''It proves that the government is not sincere in resolving the issue'', Mr Mahto alleged.

Mr Mahto said he would write to the President and the Governor to sack the ''ineffecient'' NDA govenment in the state.

UNI


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