By Uma Sudhir
The deadline set by the Maoists was over yesterday evening at 7 pm. Families of the four policemen (abducted by the Maoists) in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur, waited every moment all through Tuesday, for some good news.
Meanwhile, there is silence in the Chhattisgarh government. Except the political noise. And that’s because the chief minister and home minister of the state are busy with campaigning for a byelection. Off the record, the official machinery says if the Maoists had to kill them, they would have done so by now. If they haven’t, it means they are safe.
The Maoists have now reportedly given the government another 24 hours to accept their demands.
(video of my story aired on NDTV 24×7)