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May 30, 2013 at 04:03pm IST

Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: All-party meet ends, no concrete outcome

Raipur: An all-party meeting called by the Chhattisgarh Cheif Minister Raman Singh on Saturday's deadly Bastar Naxal attack has ended without any concrete outcome. The Congress boycotted the meeting. It has been decided to hold more such meetings to tackle the Naxal menace.

"Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh came to Chhattisgarh to attend meetings on the Naxal policy. But it's sad that the Chhattisgarh Congress leaders who were invited for today's meet didn't come," Raman Singh said.

The decision to convene the all-party meeting came hours after Congress demanded immediate resignation of the Chief Minister. The state unit of the Congress has maintained that such meetings have no meaning as the state government did nothing to provide security to the Congress leaders.

Meanwhile, the Chhattisgarh government appointed a one-man commission under High Court judge Justice Prashant Mishra for a judicial enquiry into the attack. A special session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly too has been called on June 3 to discuss the Naxal issue.

Minister of State for the Home Ministry RPN Singh said anti-Naxal operations will be intensified and also ruled out holding peace talks with the extremists unless they abjure violence.

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