Bihar: Maoists incidents come down to less-than-half since 2013
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today lauded the efforts of Nitish Kumar government in tackling Naxalism in Bihar, saying the number of Maoists incidents in the state has come down to less than half since 2013. "I would like to thank CM Nitish Kumar, Dy CM Sushil Modi and police and paramilitary forces for this (achievement)," he added. Here's more.
Deaths due to Naxal attacks come down to one-third
Singh said the number of deaths has come down to one-third of what it used to be in the past due to Naxal attacks. He also made an appeal to the country's poor. "Naxal leaders want them to remain poor whereas their (Naxalites') own children study in prominent colleges and some of them even study abroad. The Naxalites leaders have become crorepatis," Singh said.
Bihar government posts 10.3% growth rate
"There are elements who want to break the social harmony and try to create hatred in the country. I would like to especially appeal to the youths to fight and oppose such elements firmly," Rajnath Singh said. Both Centre and state governments are working for the development of backward regions, he said and appreciated Bihar government for posting a resounding 10.3% growth rate.
Crime rate has gone down after alcohol ban
Singh also termed as "historic" the Nitish government's step of enforcing a complete prohibition of booze in Bihar and said the decision had been taken for a better future of the state and its people. "As a Home Minister, I can say that the crime rate has gone down in Bihar after the enforcement of prohibition as compared to earlier (period)," Singh said.