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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Communist Party of India (Maoist) continues to gain ground

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has admitted to the BBC News that his country has lost ground to the Communist Party of India (Maoist). The CPI (M) has been fought a successful people’s war since several Maoist groups came together in a united party n September 2004. Singh said they have nearly replaced some local governments and are active in 182 districts in the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal.

According to The BBC News:

India is 'losing Maoist battle'

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says his country is losing the battle against Maoist rebels.

Mr Singh told a meeting of police chiefs from different states that rebel violence was increasing and the Maoists' appeal was growing.

The rebels say they are fighting for the rights of the poor…..

More than 6,000 people have been killed during their 20-year fight for a communist state.

'Going up'

"I have consistently held that in many ways, left-wing extremism poses perhaps the gravest internal security threat our country faces," Mr Singh told a conference of Indian police chiefs in the capital, Delhi.

"We have discussed this in the last five years and I would like to state frankly that we have not achieved as much success as we would have liked in containing this menace."

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