Categorically ruling out the use of military to counter the Maoist threat, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday suggesting government cannot be dictatorial as there ethical and electoral considerations involved. Citing the example of Sri Lanka tackling the LTTE with use of its military might, Chidambaram said "when I was asked to do that in India, I said 'no'. We cannot do that in India because there is an ethical consideration to it. "We are quite clear we cannot use, we ought not use the Army or the Air Force to battle the Maoist threat in India," he said. Chidambaram said governments have to survive and also get re-elected and policymakers have to factor in all these before deciding on issues.
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