Naxalism is India's greatest internal threat: PM

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Mumbai:  Campaigning in Mumbai ahead of the assembly polls, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday that the government is taking all steps to deal with the menace of Naxalism.

"Naxalism is the greatest internal threat. In months to come, there'll be positive results on the Naxal front," Singh said at a press conference, adding that no group or individual can take law in their hands.

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"We are not in favour of using armed forces to fight Naxalism. If the Naxals shed violence, we are willing to talk," he said.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on the saem day, to discuss the Naxal situation in the state.

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