CPI (Maoist) firm on armed struggle

Monday, Sep 22, 2014,22:40 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Expressing its resolve to intensify activities, an ultra leftist outfit in Kerala today stressed on armed struggle with people’s participation aimed at bringing revolution in the state.
Talking to a private TV channel CPI (Maoist) leader Roopesh alias Parveen said there would be no compromise on armed struggle with participation of people to achieve its ultimate goal.
He said the outfit has the full backing of middle class people in the state. Claiming Salwa Judum, a private army floated in Dandawada in Bastar district of Jharkhand to counter naxalites, was existed in Kerala as well, he said Jana Maitri Police was also screening activities of the people in the state.
He said the government which strengthened security forces in the state was haunting the tribal people on the guise of search operation for Maoist. Stating all the parties in the state were oppressing mass movement, he said the CPI (M) was pursuing bourgeois democracy in the country. The CPI (Maoist) would intensify its activities in neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka too, he added.
Reacting to the statement Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said the government took a serious view on it. Talking to reporters in Thiruvanthapuram, he said there was no serious threat from ultra leftists in the state so far, he, however, said the government was aware of their presence. He said appropriate action would be taken on the issue, he added.
The State government in the recent past, had launched search operation by its commando force Thunderbolt in woods of Nilambur in Malappuram district, hilly Wayanad district and certain pockets in Kannur district following reports of movement of Maoists as witnessed by local people.
Reports also said the police have gathered vital information about the possible hideouts of Roopesh the most wanted Maoist leader in the state. He had narrowly escaped the police net at least three times in the recent past.