Speaking at the national executive meet of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Indore, he said that "bullets should be answered by bullets" (Goli ka jawab goli se diya jana chahiye.)
He said Maoists had no faith in democracy. "They want to destabilise democracy by grabbing power. There is no point in talking to them. There should be a tit for tat approach against them."