Launching a stinging attack on Maoist insurgents, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that Naxals were the biggest enemies of tribal, poor and people of backward areas.

“Naxals are the biggest enemies of tribal, poor and the people of backward areas. Top Maoist leaders are amassing crores of rupees and sending their children to expensive schools and colleges in India and abroad”, the Home Minister said while inaugurating “Vikas Yatra 2018”

in one of the worst Maoist affected districts of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. Heaping lavish praise on Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, the Home Minister said that a few people are trying to mislead “our tribal brethren”.

The state government under Raman Singh has performed miraculously, he stated. “I have been visiting towns and villages of Chhattisgarh since 2003 and found that the BJP government has done a meticulous job while earlier the roads were dilapidated and there seemed to be no development in the entire state,” Rajnath Singh elaborated.

“I have been the Chief Minister and have seen number of Chief Ministers, but I never came across a person like Raman Singh who has been the CM for fifteen years,” he said. Describing how the Raman Singh government has become a role model for an efficient public

distribution system the world over, the Home Minister said the whole
world is watching the Chhattisgarh PDS model with awe. He also added that the famed “Charan Paduka Yojana” or the footwear distribution programme to the poor tribal people shows how concerned Raman Singh is for the poor population.

The Chhattisgarh CM has embarked upon a two-month ‘Vikas Yatra’ aimed at showcasing development that has taken place during his 15-year reign in the predominantly tribal state.