Director General of Police M Mahendar Reddy addressing a press conference held in connection with the surrender of two Maoists leader and his wife in Hyderabad on Wednesday
Hyderabad: The CPI (Maoist) has suffered a major setback with the surrender of its Central Committee member Sathwaji alias Sudhakar along with his wife Vydugula Aruna alias Neelima before Director General of Police M Mahendar Reddy on Wednesday. Sudhakar and his wife decided to give themselves up as they were frustrated with the 'wrong trends' emerging in the outfit and also due to their health problems, Mahendar Reddy told reporters.
Sudhakar carries a reward Rs 25 lakh in the State, while his wife carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on her head. Sudhakar disclosed that there were internal differences among top leaders and also between leaders of local tribes and Telangana leaders.
Sudhakar also said the functioning of the CPI (Maoist) leadership in Bihar and Jharkhand was autocratic and ill-disposed towards revolutionary ideology and not at all people centric. The party functioning had deteriorated and was more on the lines of criminal gangs who loot people and amass wealth for their development.
Due to deteriorating standards in the functioning of the CPI (Maoist) and lumpenisation trends, the couple were willing to give up extremism, Mahendar Reddy said. The party was unable to conduct or implement any programmes based on Marxist- Leninist-Maoist ideology in their Eastern Regional Bureau area.