Naxalism foremost challenge before Jharkhand: Sonia

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Dhanbad (Jharkhand), Nov 20 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said that non-violence was the only way to solve all the problems in Jharkhand.

Addressing poll meetings in Dhanbad and Dumka ahead of the coming assembly polls in Jharkhand, Sonia Gandhi termed naxalism as the foremost challenge before the state.

She also claimed that the Congress party would address the issues.There is no place for violence in democracy and the Congress party believes that problems can be solved peacefully through dialogue," Sonia Gandi said.

She also said that many steps have been taken in the last few months for welfare to all sections of the society.

"The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) job cards have been distributed, food grains were distributed during the drought and many fair price shops were opened to ensure food grain at cheaper rates to the people," Sonia Gandhi said.

The five-round elections begin on November 27 and will end on December 18. (ANI)

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