As part of his efforts to review the internal security situation, Home Minister P Chidambaram will undertake a series of tours to different parts of the country beginning on Monday.

Mr. Chidambaram on Monday will visit Mizoram where he will hold meetings with Governor Lt Gen (retd) M M Lakhera and Chief Minister Lalthanhawla and review the security situation in the Northeastern state.

On Tuesday, Mr. Chidambaram will visit Assam where he will take stock of the law and order situation with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and top civil and security officials, official sources said.

In Guwahati, the Home Minister is expected to discuss with the Assam government the issue of peace talks with ULFA.

Sources said that in the next stage, the Home Minister will visit the Naxal-affected states like Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

“The visit is part of the Centre’s exercise to review security situation in different parts of the country,” a source said.

Mr. Chidambaram is expected to discuss with the Chief Ministers and officials of the Naxal-affected states their requirement and how the Central government could provide them assistance.


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