Left Wing Extremism to be eliminated within two-three years, says Rajnath Singh

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: October 8, 2018 2:03:03 am

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the event. (Photo: PTI)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in India will be eliminated within three years. The minister, however, cautioned security forces not to be “reckless”.

“The situation has turned. Earlier, 126 districts of the country were affected by Naxalism, but I want to congratulate CRPF and police forces of different states that because of your hard-work, dedication and courage, Naxalism is now confined to only 10-12 districts. I can say for sure that the day is not far when, in two to three years, people of India will get the news that Maoists and Naxalites have been eliminated,” said Rajnath at the 26th foundation day celebrations of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) in Group Centre CRPF camp, Lucknow.

“In 2018, from January to September, you killed 131 Naxalites and caught 1,278. Frightened, 58 had to surrender. In addition, you have recovered arms and ammunition in great amount and Rs 1.29 crore in cash. You are known as the Rapid Action Force, and I want to say that you understand the fact that rapid action can never mean reckless action,” he said.

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