CPI (Maoist) Visakha East Division Committee secretary Aruna has claimed that the central and state governments are trying to suppress the tribal people and Maoists in order to advance their bauxite mining agenda in the district’s agency areas.
In a statement here on Tuesday, the Maoist leader claimed that adivasis like “Pilku” were being turned into “police informants” by the police themselves and that the police and the government should take responsibility for his death in the hands of the people. She called on the tribal people to oppose the “false campaign” initiated by the police against the Maoist party.
She claimed the police were trying to create a rift between the tribal peoples and the Maoists. She claimed Maoists were true followers of the revolutionary leader Alluri Seetharama Raju, who fought against British rulers to protect tribal people and their rights in the forest areas of Visakhapatnam district. It hit the center to privatize the Visakhapatnam Steel Mill (VSP) and other power supplies.