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Rajnath asks Maoists to shun violence, join mainstream

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By EMN Updated: Nov 17, 2014 12:25 am
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Bhavnathpur/Latehar, November 16

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]aking an appeal for a clear mandate in favour of 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.Mr. 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.”The Home Minister said, “The country can only grow forward with strong will of its leadership and not with anything else. Under Mr. 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.”
On the ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the border, Mr. Singh said he had passed on clear instructions to the Border Security Force (BSF) for giving befitting reply to Pakistan and not display white flags anymore as had been done during the previous Congress governments over the years.
By doing so, he said Pakistan has pleaded before the United Nations for its help after India’s reply to its firing along the border.
“Pakistan continued to indulge in ceasefire violations in the border killing Indians but the previous Congress governments continued to ask BSF to show white flags and hold talks instead,” he said.
“I told BSF not to show white flags anymore and asked the force to give befitting reply to the ceasefire violations. Hit by India’s response, Pakistan had to seek refuge before the United Nations. What you need is strong willpower of the leadership,” he said.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 17, 2014 12:25:19 am