Kolkata : A day after Union Home Secretary G K Pillai said Maoists had plans to overthrow the Indian state by 2050, top Naxal leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji claimed it would be achieved much before that date.
“We will overthrow the Indian government much before 2050,” Kishenji told PTI from an undisclosed location.
He claimed the Maoists had their own army with the help of which it would overthrow the Indian state much before 2050.
He said the Maoists had offered a 72-day peace offer and “the question of regrouping does not arise. (Union Home minister P) Chidambaram is trying to divert the attention of the people from the real problem.”
He said it was for the Centre to act on the peace offer. “We are fully prepared for a long-term revolution against the government and so we don’t need any specific time to restructure ourselves.”
On Pillai’s contention yesterday that some ex-army personnel were helping Maoists, he said “we don’t need the support of any army man. For the last 30 years, we know the type of war we do better than any military officer.