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Maoist leaders speak to Sri Sri Ravishankar,ready for negotiations

Maoist leaders at Lalgarh are willing to come to the negotiation table if the government agrees to accede to their demands.

Written by Agencies | Bangalore |
June 20, 2009 11:52:19 am

Maoist leaders at Lalgarh in West Bengal are willing to come to the negotiation table if the government agrees to accede to their demands.

“Maoists in Lalgarh have few basic demands like water,electricity,local language medium schools,compensation for deaths in the ongoing violence and cases against them to be withdrawn”,a release said on Saturday quoting Sri Sri Ravishankar,Founder of Art of Living Foundation.

“As many as 118 Maoists are willing to come to the negotiation table if the government can agree to these terms”,the release said.

According to the release,the spiritual leader had a talk with Maoist leader Chakradhar Mahato on Friday and persuaded the group to lay down their arms.

Ravishankar has conveyed the willingness of Maoists (to come to the negotiation table) to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi,it added.

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