Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a jibe at Centre’s demonetisation step after the home minister asserted that the government would revise its strategy to tackle Naxalism as it had stated that demonetisation move would help in curbing the menace after the note ban.
Reacting to Union home minister Rajnath Singh's statement on the revision of Naxal strategy, the Congress vice-president tweeted that last it heard that demonetisation was the strategy to neturalise Naxalism. He said that he hoped that the 'revised' strategy has little more purpose with impact.
His tweet comes a day after 25 personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed on Monday by Naxals' in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.
Last heard 'demonetization' was the Govt's strategy to neutralize Naxalism. I hope the 'revised' strategy has a little more purpose & impact https://t.co/fNBGUOHlbT— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) April 25, 2017
Ten chief ministers and top civil and police officers of Naxal-hit states were invited to attend a meeting convened by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on May 8.
Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh are expected to take part in the crucial meeting where the anti-Naxal strategy will be reviewed, a senior Home Ministry official had said.