Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed Naxal-affected states, Odisha demands dedicated helicopter

Shri Amit Shah, Union Home Minister of India reviewed the security situation in Naxal-affected states where violent incidents have come down by 77 per cent in 2022 in comparison to the high of 2010. The review meeting was attended by the ministers of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah said that under the leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi, success has been achieved in curbing leftist extremism in the last few years and now Naxal fight has reached to a decisive phase.

Shri Amit Shah said that with the determination of PM Modi and the cooperation of all the states affected by Left Wing Extremism, major successes have been achieved against it in 2022 and 2023. Shri Amit Shah said that this is the year of taking resolution to completely eliminate Left Wing Extremism in the next 2 years.

Government of Odisha urged the Centre to provide a dedicated helicopter for the security forces deployed in tackling Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in the state and demand for mobile towers in naxal-affected areas on a war footing. The Odisha govt placed such demands during a high-level review meeting on Left Wing Extremism (LWE), which was chaired by Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed Naxal-affected states, Odisha demands dedicated helicopter
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Odisha Finance Minister Bikram Kesari Arukh, Odisha Chief Secretary, and Odisha Police DG attended the review meeting. Sharing details, Bikram Arukh informed that several discussions were held on various aspects. It was also discussed how effectively we can tackle left-wing extremism with coordinated measures by the Centre Government and respective state governments.

The Odisha Finance Minister Bikram Kesari Arukh further informed that Odisha has done a remarkable job in containing the Naxals. The left-wing extremism in state Odisha is now limited to 10 districts against 21 districts in the past.

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