Naxalism will be wiped out: Rajnath

Addressing an event organised by the state party unit on the eve of Babu Veer Kuer Singh''s 160th Viyotsav Diwas here, he said the number of incidents related to the rebels has come down since 2013.

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Patna, Publish Date: Apr 23 2018 12:55AM | Updated Date: Apr 23 2018 12:55AM
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asserted that Naxalism will be "wiped out" from the country as he lauded the efforts of the Nitish Kumar government in tackling the menace in Bihar.

Addressing an event organised by the state party unit on the eve of Babu Veer Kuer Singh's 160th Viyotsav Diwas here, he said the number of incidents related to the rebels has come down since 2013. 

Also, the number of deaths due to Naxal attacks has come down to one third, he said. 

"Naxalite's confidence is shattered...Naxalism will be wiped out from the country," Singh said at the programme attended by a galaxy of BJP leaders and Union ministers.

"These Naxalites thrive at the cost of poor people...I would like to tell the poor of the country as well as those of Bihar that the Naxal leaders want them to remain poor, whereas their own children study in prominent colleges and universities, and some of them even study abroad. The Naxalite leaders have become crorepatis," he said.