Rahul Gandhi charges State Govt. in Chhattisgarh of not tackling Maoist menace

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Raipur, Aug 21 (ANI): Congress General secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused the State Government in Chhattisgarh of not tackling the Maoists problem.

Addressing a press conference here, he blamed the State Government for losing touch with the people at the grassroots level and thus 'creating Maoists'.

"When the government does not reach people at a place then the problem of Maoist arises. This is the problem in Chhattisgarh. The Chhattisgarh Government didn't reach people. Such places become breeding grounds for Maoists," said Gandhi.

Gandhi interacted with students of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) and members of Indian Youth Congress regarding organisational elections and how to strengthen the party base by connecting with the common people in Chhattisgarh.

"We are conducting the NSUI and youth Congress election with the aim of bridging the gap between politics and people. We can achieve this through NSUI and Youth Congress," he added.

In reply to a question, he said he shared a good rapport with all he leaders of opposition parties.

"You like it and it makes news for you to say people are at loggerheads. I have very good relationship with Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad. I meet him in Parliament. I have good elationship with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav," said Gandhi. (ANI)

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