Friday, November 20, 2009

Naxalism major challenge before Jharkhand: Sonia

PTI First Published : 20 Nov 2009 04:03:06 PM ISTLast Updated : 20 Nov 2009 04:58:01 PM IST

DHANBAD/DUMKA: Terming naxalism as the foremost challenge before Jharkhand, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today said violence cannot be a solution to any problem and that everything can be solved through dialogue.

"Non-violence is the only way to solve all problems.

The Congress believes that problems can be solved peacefully and through dialogue," Gandhi said while addressing poll meetings in Dhanbad and Dumka.

This state (Jharkhand) has many challenges in hand with "naxalism being the foremost."

"There is no place for violence in democracy," she said, adding that youth have strayed away as they have been deprived of proper education and employment.

"The Congress would address problems of everybody," Gandhi said and promised welfare to all sections of the society, including tribals, dalits and backwards.

There would not be any displacement without proper rehabilitation, she said.

Appealing to the people to vote for the Congress/JVM-P to end political instability in the state, Gandhi, without naming anybody, said some groups had only served their own interests.

"Jharkhand needs a visionary leadership to change its fate. The UPA at the Centre has showed its leadership since 2004, and got the mandate again," she said.

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