Raman Singh govt failed to check Naxal violence: Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi said the BJP rule has brought poverty and backwardness in the state.

Written by Express News Service | Raipur | Updated: February 18, 2014 1:03:11 pm

Playing the emotional card,Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday sought to remind people of the sacrifices made by her party’s leaders who were killed in the Maoist attack in May,and accused Chief Minister Raman Singh of shedding “crocodile tears” but failing to check the Naxal violence.

Addressing a rally in Kondagaon district of Bastar region ,she said,“You all know the security situation in the state… what kind of government is this? Innocents are being killed… This year itself,Congress leaders sacrificed their lives in Naxal attacks… We are feeling their loss in a big way today. The Chief Minister was forced to admit his government’s failure. But,what is the use of shedding crocodile tears,” said Sonia.

Charging the state government with bad governance and poor law and order situation,Sonia said the

BJP rule has brought poverty and backwardness in the state. “Chhattisgarh is backward in all aspects. Poverty has increased due to bad governance. The Raman Singh government has betrayed the people,” she said.

“When the state was formed,people had high hopes. Irrespective of the claims made by the BJP government,the reality is different,” she said. Accusing the BJP of indulging in “divisive politics”,she said the Congress wants to take everybody along.

“Women here are insecure and people are migrating. Forest dwellers have not been given their rights,” she said,adding that the Congress policies would help tribals and farmers.

(with PTI inputs)

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