No conditions: talk to us, PC tells Maoists

In the government’s most forceful call for peace to the Maoists, union home minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday urged the rebels to come to the dialogue table without laying down arms or leaving their ideology behind. “I am requesting you on behalf of the central and state governments

that are negotiating with you, please stop the violence. We are ready to talk without any precondition,” he said during a programme of the Bharat Chamber of Commerce here.