New Delhi: Naxals are our “own people” and the government must hold dialogue with them. That’s the view of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
“These (Naxals) are our people. We will have to explain to them that violence cannot be a solution to problems. Dialogue is the best way to solve the Naxal problem,” said Modi at a function in Aligarh.
Modi's statement is surprising as his party, the BJP, has insisted on a tough policy against the Naxals.
Just on Wednesday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh called the rebels “terrorists”.
"They are the biggest terrorists; Naxalism is a biggest challenge to the democracy. They want to capture power at gunpoint," said Singh