Modi also spoke to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh and directed that the Centre to coordinate with the State Government’s relief operation.
The incident has affected production at the plant and maintenance work is on to enable resumption of normal operations.
The purpose of the meeting was not to seek more battalions or choppers, but to draw the attention of policy makers to the need of an integrated plan for tackling the crisis, said Vij.
ADG (Naxal Ops) RK Vij said that ‘more choppers were asked for improving mobility of forces and response time in crisis situations, not for aerial attacks’
The CM, who met Rajnath Singh on Monday, has sought at least 21 choppers.
How the CM convinces the new PM to handle the Maoist issue with top priority would be keenly watched.
Citing ‘Modi wave’ in the country, Singh said the BJP will win all 11 parliamentary constituencies in his state.
His only USP is that he belongs to the Gandhi family, said Raman Singh.
‘Lots of people (Naxals) have surrendered in the last few years, development is reaching remote areas. ‘
With a BE and an MBA from XLRI, he is one of the best educated politicians in Chhattisgarh. “Bahute padhe hue hain,” his supporters tell the crowd.
Modi ‘saluted’ those who voted in large numbers amid Maoist threat in the last Assembly elections.
Singh said opposition Congress lacked the confidence to face the elections.
In last parliamentary polls, BJP had won 10 out of 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh, but this time party will win all 11 seats in state to ensure Modi’s win, Singh said on sidelines of an award function.
BJP said people are fed up with ten years of UPA rule.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh formed his cabinet Wednesday,with Governor Shekhar Dutt.