Eknath Shinde, the chief minister of Maharashtra, will be present at the Left-wing extremism (LWE) discussion on Friday in the nation’s capital, which will be presided over by Amit Shah, the home minister. The chief ministers of Bihar, Odisha, Maharashtra, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, and Kerala, or their representatives, are likely to attend the meeting. The meeting will also be attended by the Union Home Secretary, senior members of the Central Armed Police Forces, and numerous senior officials from the federal and state governments.
The meeting, which is held at regular intervals, aims at fulfilling the Central government’s commitment to the development of the Naxal-affected states.
A number of Left-wing extremist (LWE) outfits have been operating in certain remote and poorly connected pockets of the country for the last few decades, according to officials.
As per the Ministry of Home Affairs, the CPI(Maoist), which is responsible for a majority of incidents of violence and killing of civilians and security forces, has been included in the Schedule of Terrorist Organizations along with all its formations and front organisations under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.