Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said that the naxals will be rooted out from the country by 2023.
Rebels and terrorists come in the way of the country’s security, which is an essential part of development, and will be crushed, Singh told a poll rally in Jharkhand.
Singh was campaigning in support of Palamau (SC) constituency sitting BJP MP V D Ram. The former claimed that Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and Congress have joined hands in the state due to their “lust for power” but will not be successful in achieving their goal.
Addressing another rally in neighbouring Chatra Lok Sabha constituency for BJP sitting MP Sunil Kumar Singh, the union minister said that Garibi-mukt Bharat can only be possible only when there is a Congress-mukt Bharat.
The Home Minister asserted that there is no leader in the opposition to match the stature of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Those who appear to be leaders in the opposition are “dwarfs” compared to him.
Talking about the achievements of Modi’s tenure and referring to the various developmental schemes like the Ujjwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Jan Dhan Yojana, the union minister asserted that BJP is committed to usher in development of the country by 2022 and its poll manifesto reflected it.
The Home Minister talked about how during the last five years the BJP-led NDA government made notable achievements in opening bank accounts for the poor, building roads, distribution of gas cylinders and its housing scheme and according to a survey report 7.5 crore people were taken out of poverty.
Palamau goes to the polls along with Chatra and Lohardaga(ST) seats in the fourth phase of polling on April 29, which will be the first phase for Jharkhand.