Amidst speculations about the possible dates and venues of the tenth Congress of the CPI(Maoist), sources said the Naxalites have begun their secret conclave at a place in the mineral-rich district of Saraikela in Jharkhand, bordering the state’s capital Ranchi.
There have been various reports about the meeting scheduled to be held this month. While earlier reports said it would be held in Jharkhand, some reports said it was scheduled to take place in their Abujhmad stronghold in Chhattisgarh.
Sources said “the meet began in Saraikela district from January 12.” The ninth CPI(Maoist) Congress was also held in Jharkhand.
At the meeting, the Maoist organisation is expected to do a detailed review of the post-Operation Green Hunt position and state of the Naxalite movement and decide the future course of action in view of the high number of arrests and casualties of its central committee members.
About 22 members of the committee have either been arrested or killed in encounters. The CPI(Maoist) is also expected to induct new members into the committee with specific responsibilities.