‘What Muslims were to BJP, Naxals are to Cong’

Booker Prize wining author and activist Arundhati Roy in an interview with Karan Thapar on CNN-IBN (to be aired at 8.30 pm tonight, IST) suggests that the “gravest threat to internal security” is a bogey.

The reason the Manmohan Singh government has zeroed in on Maoists is big business.

“…because of this economic interest, the government and establishment actually needs a war. It needs to militarise. For that it needs an enemy. And so, in a way what the Muslims were to BJP, the Maoists are to Congress.”

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