Left-wing extremist groups trying to weaken democracy: Rajnath

Photo of the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today stated that the Left-wing extremist groups are trying to weaken democracy and hence choking of financial resources of these groups should be done.

He further stated that this step can be fruitful and can serve as the fundamental instrument to counter the Maoist violence.

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The Home Minister’s remarks came during his inaugural address at the day-long security review meeting here with Chief Ministers of Maoist-affected states — days after the leftist rebels killed at least 25 paramilitary troopers in Chhattisgarh.

Rajnath also called for a more proactive approach to deal with left-wing extremism.

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“Today we need to consider whether to react only after the occurrence of any incident or we should be more proactive,” he said.