Special Correspondent

VISAKHAPATNAM: “We are at their (Maoists) mercy,” Tribal Welfare Minister P. Balaraju said when asked about the security for the people's representatives and leaders in the Visakha Agency.

“Providing personal security to all was not possible and there was no secure place there (in Visakha Agency). No one could guess what would happen and “We have to pull on at their mercy”, he said at a press conference here on Wednesday when asked about security for the people's representatives and leaders after the Maoists killed Zilla Praja Parishad Vice-Chairman U. Somalingam at his native village near Chintapalli on Monday night.