Maoists are trying to forge an alliance
with insurgents and secessionist elements in the north-east to expand their
network and influence, Home Minister P Chidambaram said today, reflecting a new
Chidambaram said that the Communist Party of India-Maoist has been keenly seeking ideological resonance and tactical understanding with the north-east insurgents and has begun to lend support to their secessionist ideology and demand. He also said that the Naxals are making a bid to expand their network and influence in the country.
The Home Minister said Left wing extremism purports to be a radical form of communism and today, various groups adhering to this outdated ideology have their pockets of influence in 20 states across the country.