The following report from The Hindustan Times gives the Maoists begrudging praise for their work in the area – for their health centers and infrastructure projects.
It should be noted that such initiatives are not a “change of face” for the Maoists, but consistent with their long-term strategy.
Thanks to Sidhartha S. for suggesting this piece.
The invisible Maoist hand back in Bengal
by Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
September 10, 2011–From symbolising terror and subjugation, Maoists are now aiming for a change of perception. Or so it seems, at least in their strongholds in Jangalmahal area of Bengal.