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Rajnath asks Maoists to shun violence, join mainstream

PTI 17 Nov 2014, 9:44:20 AM IST
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Bhavnathpur/Latehar: Making an appeal for a clear mandate in favour of the BJP in Maoist-hit Jharkhand, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Naxals to shun violence and join the mainstream to strengthen the nation.
Addressing a series of public meetings ahead of the five-phased Assembly elections in the state, starting November 25, he urged the voters to elect a government which works hand-in-hand with the central government to ensure speedy development of the state.
“I appeal to all Maoists to shun violence. China, where Maoism was born, was shedding Maoism and was emerging as a strong nation to compete with the United States. I appeal to Maoists to join the mainstream and help make the country strong,” he said.
Singh said one could clearly distinguish between the states governed by BJP and others, maintaining that the states under BJP have progressed well.
“One can make a clear comparison anywhere in the country. The country has emerged stronger in the world under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.
The Home Minister said, “The country can only grow forward with strong will of its leadership and not with anything else. Under Modi, India has scaled new heights and its prestige has gone up across the world.”
He said, “We have not seen this happen ever in the past. This is happening as India has emerged stronger.”