Press Esc to close
Sunday 30 August 2015
News updated at 3:23 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.6°C
Min : 19.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day
Breaking News

Naxals strong in non-Cong ruled states: Ramesh

Dhar (MP), May 16, 2013, (PTI) :
File Photo

Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh today said Naxalism is strong only in those states where Congress is not in power.

"Naxalism is strong only in those states where Congress is not in power like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha among others," the Union Minister said, addressing a 'Parivartan Rally' in Bordha village of the district.

Ramesh said that whenever Congress is weakened in these states, Naxalism has grown stronger.

However, he said that in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh Naxalism was not becoming strong as Congress and its organisation is stronger in the state.

Referring to alleged rampant corruption in the implementation of MNREGA scheme in Madhya Pradesh, he said under the scheme 100 days of employment is constitutionally guaranteed, but only 7-8 per cent families were getting benefit of it.

Blaming the state government for poor implementation of the welfare schemes and corruption, he said, "When ponds were being constructed on papers and Sarpanchs were purchasing Bolero/Pajero (jeeps) then state government is responsible for it and not the Centre."

He said that 20-days back only the Centre sent Rs 1,700 crore to the state under MNREGA.

Ramesh also criticised the state government for levelling the allegation of meting out step-motherly treatment and clarified that the Centre never discriminates with the states on the issue of Dalits and tribals.

He also informed that in order to strengthen women self-help-groups, the Centre has reduced the interest rate on bank loans being provided to them from 14 per cent to seven per cent.

Ramesh will also address similar rallies in Bilda, Tirla, Dahi and Manawar along with the state Congress president Kantilal Bhuria and Leader of Opposition in MP Assembly Ajay Singh.

Addressing the rally, Ajay criticised the ruling BJP for meting out "ill-treatment" to its vice president Uma Bharti. "We used to hear that only anti-social elements were being externed from the district concerned for their acts, but BJP externed Bharti from Madhya Pradesh after getting power," he alleged.

Ajay alleged that the Centre has given Rs 6,000 crore to the state government for development of roads but it failed to utilise the same for developing road network


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Mahants and sadhus from various Akharas arrive for the first Royal Bath of the Kumbh Mela...

Mahants and sadhus from various Akharas arrive for the first Royal Bath of the Kumbh Mela...

Indian women tie Rakhis onto the wrists of Indian BSF soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan...

Indian women tie Rakhis onto the wrists of Indian BSF soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan...

Women and Children from various segments of society tying ‘Rakhi’ to Prime Minister...

Women and Children from various segments of society tying ‘Rakhi’ to Prime Minister...

Muslim women tie rakhis to police officials on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

Muslim women tie rakhis to police officials on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna...

School girls tying Rakhi on the wrists of BSF personnel during celebrations of Raksha Bandhan...

School girls tying Rakhi on the wrists of BSF personnel during celebrations of Raksha Bandhan...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523