The Centre is ready to talk to Maoists if they lay down arms without any conditions, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. Mr. Singh said: “Violence does not have any place in a healthy democratic set-up.
“I have assured the State government of maximum assistance to combat LWE. According to information received, four Maoists have been killed in Jharkhand.
Maoists have suffered casualties in Chhattisgarh. Our security personnel use force only in self-defence.”