What awaits Maoists in India after the death of Deepak Teltumbde and the arrest of Prashant Bose
“Earlier, Pahad Singh surrendered (in 2018), and now Deepak Teltumbde is dead, which leaves the MMC area devoid of any top leadership. Some regional committee members who have recently been promoted to divisional committee members are there. , but they are not experienced enough to handle the MMC zone. So until the Maoists find someone and send them from Andhra Pradesh or Telangana or Dandakaranya zone, the MMC zone expansion will be halted – and they will try to hang on to their stronghold. is surely going to be a lull in leadership, “said another senior police officer.
The Maoists have a structured organizational presence, which they strengthened after the 1990s. By the time India entered the 21st century, the Maoists had grown their base, had people in cadres, and were becoming a major threat. On September 21, 2004, the MCCI (founded by Bose) and CPI (ML) -PWG (founded by the late Kondapalli Seetharamaiah) joined forces to form what we know today as the Communist Party of India (Maoists) . In five years, then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh went on to say that the Maoists were “the greatest threat to internal security the country has ever known”.
However, another officer added: “The meeting with Deepak Teltumbde will hamper the expansion of the MMC zone and the deaths of the remaining 25 will seriously injure them in Gadchiroli and the bordering areas of Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh. But there won’t be much damage, change or impact in the main Maoist areas of Chhattisgarh or Madhya Pradesh. If all is well done, it is still a fight of more than a decade against the Maoists.