Chhattisgarh govt is not serious about left-wing extremism : Rajnath Singh

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Défense Minister and senior BJP leader, Shri Rajnath Singh said that the Congress government in Chhattisgarh is not serious at all about left-wing extremism in the State. Shri Singh said the deciding factor behind creating a separate state of Chhattisgarh by the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee government was done keeping in mind the welfare of the tribal communities and giving them their due rights.

Addressing a massive public meeting at the tribal-dominated Kanker, Chhattisgarh on 01 July 2023, Shri Singh stated that the NDA government, under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has successfully curbed left-wing extremism over the past nine years and now the Maoist problem is confined to certain States of the country.

Shri Rajnath Singh also said that the Bharatiya Janata Party has always been a well-wisher of tribals, whereas the Congress ruled the country for many years without doing anything for the development of tribal areas.

“Have you ever thought that a daughter from a tribal community can reach the highest constitutional post to become the President of India?” he asked.

The Modi government for the first time in the history of India earmarked separate budgetary allocation of Rs 90,000 crore for the development of tribal communities however, he said that during the Congress rule in Chhattisgarh, forceful and wrongful conversions were taking place.

During his visit to Kanker, the Défense Minister also met renowned craftsman PadmaShri Ajay Kumar Mandavi at his residence as part of the BJP’s “Sampark Se Samarthan Abhiyan”.