Koderma, Oct 26 (UNI) Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren today urged the underground elements to shun violence for the peace and harmony in the state.
Mr Soren asserted that the door was always open for negotiation, adding sincere attempt would be taken to address core issues, raised by the 'agitated youth'.
Inaugurating block headquarter at Domchach in the district Mr Soren attributed the 'frustration' among youth mainly to police 'manhandling' which, he felt, forced them to go underground.
He also came down heavily on the corrupt government employees and said the money meant for development was misused by engineers, officers and contractors.
Such trend would not be tolerated, and strict action would be taken against those found guilty, Mr Soren added.
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