Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, June 25:
The Centre has convened a coordination meeting of 10 Maoist-hit states including Odisha in New Delhi on June 27 as part of its resolve to deal with left wing extremism (LWE) in the country in an effective and co-ordinated manner.
The Union Home ministry, in a letter, has asked the governments of Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra to depute their chief secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) to attend the meeting.
Odisha chief secretary JK Mohapatra and Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra will attend the meeting, which is to be presided over by Union Home minister Rajnath Singh.
The meeting would discuss the status of Maoist activities and violence in different states and the counter measures taken by the respective state governments.
The meeting is likely to formulate strategies to deal with Maoist menace through proper coordination between the Centre and the affected states.