Union minister Rajnath Singh today said Naxals were the “biggest enemies” of tribals as well as the poor and accused the rebels of misleading them.
He was addressing a public rally in Dantewada to flag off Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s “Vikas Yatra”, which aims to highlight the achievements of the BJP’s 15-year rule in the state.
The Union Home Minister said despite the hurdles put up by the Maoist rebels, the Centre and the State Government were committed to boosting development in the region.
He praised the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, saying the State had witnessed tremendous growth under his leadership.
Singh said he had never seen a chief minister with so much concern for all sections of the society, including the masons, carpenters, tendu leaf collectors, women and students.
“But forces like Naxals do not want development to take place. They are misleading the tribals and poor people,” he said.