No one should support Maoists: Chidambaram

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P Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 12: Facing flak from the Opposition over its ally Trinamool Congress chief, Mamata Banerjee's rally in Maoist stronghold, Lalgarh, and her statement on the red rebels, the government stressed that it tolerated "no-one" supporting the red rebels.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with the Left Front had corned the government over the Union Railway Minister's controversial rally and her statement condemning the way a Maoist leader, Azad, was killed.

"Will the government let such people go scot-free if he or she is a minister or holds a powerful position?" the Opposition had questioned in the Rajya Sabha.

In response to this, the Home Minister, P Chidambaram said, "To a question that is framed in such a general manner, the answer can also be in a general manner. No-one should support the CPI (Maoist) and the government would certainly not encourage anyone to support the CPI (Maoist)."

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