Visakhapatnam

Maoists to observe PLGA week from today

The banned CPI (Maoist) observes its 15{+t}{+h}annual People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) week from Wednesday in the background of heightened tension after the State government issued GO No. 97 facilitating bauxite mining in the Jerrela area of Chintapalli in the Visakha Agency, an area where it has considerable support.

Bauxite mining issue has given a new lease of life to the Maoists who are not enjoying as much support and following as they had a few years ago and the party is going all out to support the local Girijans who are strongly opposing bauxite mining. A few days ago secretary of Korukonda area committee Ramana announced that bauxite mining would be the prominent issue during the week this year.

The PLGA week is being observed since 2000 from the first anniversary of killing of three members of its Central committee members in Koyyuru forest area in Karimnagar district on December 2, 1999. Party’s concentration during the week is generally on recruitment to swell its cadres but for the last few years not much recruitment has been done and the police say it is almost zero and the banned party is depending on the cadres from Chattisgarh or Odisha. Two divisional committees are operating in Visakha Agency and there were reports that more Maoists have come from outside the State, he said.


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