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Maoist problem has taken a turn for the worse in Chhattisgarh: Chidambaram

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The Maoist problem has taken a turn for the worse in over the past year, senior and former Union said here on Thursday, in the wake of recent incidents of violence triggered by the ultra left rebels.

"Although some progress was made in in controlling or Naxalism, in the last year or so things have deteriorated," Chidambaram told the media here.

He said the situation had improved towards the end of the rule of the at the Centre.

"We made considerable progress in towards the end of the The BJP government in the state has also made progress in the first two-three years. I think in the last year, things have taken a turn for the worse."

"Either the has lost control over the situation or the Maoists have regrouped," he said.

and four civilians were killed on Thursday when Maoists blew up a mini bus in which they were returning to their camp after buying vegetables and groceries in district, police said.

The deadly attack took place four days before the first phase of the Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh. It was also the third Maoist attack in 13 days in the state.

A and three police personnel were killed in a Maoist ambush, also in Dantewada, on October 30.

On October 27, the Maoists fired on a contingent of in district, killing four troopers.



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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 19:36 IST