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Chidambaram meets Orissa CM

June 26, 2009 14:51 IST

Orissa Chief Minister Navin Patnaik has said that he will discuss with Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram about the state''s needs to check Maoists activities.Talking to media-persons in Bhubhaneshwar on Thursday, Patnaik said, "We are going to have detailed discussion on matters relating to Naxalism in our state and other related subjects."He said that the state would place the many demands that we require very urgently."

Chidambaram, who is in Orissa had reviewed situation in Naxal-hit Koraput and visited some security establishments there on Thursday.He visited the police armoury at the district headquarter town of Koraput. He also visited the anti-insurgency training centre of the State to get information regarding various skills being imparted there.

Chidambaram is also scheduled to visit the relief camps in Orissa''s Kandhamal district to take stock of the situation, where over 2,000 people have been staying since last year communal violence.Kandhamal had witnessed the killing of 38 Christians and the burning of several houses and churches during communal violence last year following the murder of VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati

Source: ANI