ANDHRA PRADESH

People's War will not part with weapons: emissaries

ANANTAPUR, AUG. 14. The People's War will not part with weapons as the party believed in power through the barrel of the gun, the emissaries for talks with the Government -- Varavara Rao and Kalyan Rao - have said.

Speaking at Amidyala village in Uravakonda mandal of the district today, they sought to know whether the police would move without weapons. When the police and politicians could not visit towns and villages without weapons how could the naxalites do, they asked.

No `conditional' talks

Speaking at a commemorative meeting of PW martyrs after unveiling a pylon named after Ganesh, who was killed in an encounter with the police in the district in 2000, the emissaries said they were ready to shun the talks if the Government tried to make the weapons issue as a condition for talks.

Chandrababu Naidu went to early elections after the naxalite attack on him with an aim to pocket sympathy but he was taught a fitting lesson by people, they said.

The TRS entered poll fray by claiming the naxalite agenda as their agenda and the Congress had sealed an alliance with it. The CPI and CPI(M) had seat adjustments with the Congress. Thus, all the four parties had exhibited sympathy for the naxalites, they observed.

Mr. Varavara Rao and Mr. Kalyan Rao asked the Government to implement land reforms on a large scale so that every landless poor would get a piece of land.

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