"The presentation put the strength of CPI (Maoist) at 6,000 armed cadres
and 36,000 Jan Militia and said they held 4,000 regular and 6,000
country-made weapons. It also pointed out that Sukma and Bijapur in
Chhattisgarh and Gadhchirolli in Maharashtra were the worst-affected and
the main hub of CPI (Maoist) and needed to be targeted. South
Chhattisgarh is the “fountain-head” of Maoism with presence of large
Maoist armed formations and location of the top leadership, it added.
The presentation said the operations had yielded improved results “only
in” Maharashtra and Odisha and that Bihar and Jharkhand had a “poor
Maoists organise meeting on bauxite mining?
The Members of the banned CPI (Maoist) reportedly organised a meeting
at Garikabanda, a village bordering G. K. Veedhi and Koyyuru mandal, on
Saturday, opposing bauxite mining proposed by the TDP government.
According to sources, local area commander of Korukonda committee Jamri
convened the meeting, which was attended by over 500 villagers and
sympathisers. Nearly 30 Maoists and an equal number of militia members
A unanimous decision was taken to oppose the proposed mining and
that, if required, villagers would support the Maoists in an armed
conflict with the authorities. The Maoists have been opposing the
bauxite mining in the Agency area, ever since it was proposed by the TDP
government during its earlier stint (1999-2004).