NAGPUR: The rebels from the banned outfit Communist Party of India (Maoist) have slammed Maharashtra forest minister Patangrao Kadam for the plan to expand Navegaon national park.
The rebels have issued a pamphlet through the Naxals’ North Gadchiroli-Gondia division committee, which is controlled by the Maharashtra state committee. They have claimed that the ambitious project of extending the periphery of the national park would displace 30 hamlets in Deori tehsil of Gondia district.
Though not mentioned in the pamphlets, it is also learnt that the Naxals have called for an bandh in north Gadchiroli and Gondia districts of Maharashtra along with Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh and Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh on June 25 to protest the Operation Green Hunt by security forces.
In their traditional way of criticizing the government, the Naxals have highlighted that a section of the government is planning to displace the tribal from their hamlets for the sake of capitalist ventures.
Apart from opposing the national park expansion plan, the rebels have also urged the elected representatives to resign from their posts as they have so far played an indifferent role in addressing the grievances of people who voted them to power.