Urban Naxal, was the term used by Prime Minister Modi in a recent election campaign. PM Modi was speaking at an election rally in Chhattisgarh.
The Prime Minister was addressing an election rally in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur, whenNarendra Modi on Friday targeted
Urban Maoistsand accused them of “exploiting the poor Adivasi’s.”
Past few months ‘Urban Naxal’ became readable topic after arresting of five social workers including Varvara Rao. Ghey have been arrested in alleged link of plotting PM’s assassination and the probe relating to the Elgar Parishad held on the eve of the January 1 violence in Koregaon Bhima.
As per Apex Court interim order that they be put under house arrest was undertake. But opposition claimed that the Central Government was trying to suffocate dissent voice and using state machinery to threatening those who are opposing Modi’s policy. But on Friday when Prime Minister himself used the term, the controversy got another colour before four states assembly election.
In the gathering Prime Minister asserted, “Urban Maoists live in AC surroundings, move around in big cars and their children study abroad, but they ruin the lives of our poor Adivasiyouths here through remote control. Why is Congress supporting these Urban Maoists”
The Prime Minister further added that whenever the government acts against them, the ‘Urban Maoists’ take to the streets. “Will you forgive such people,” he asked.
“I urge the people of Bastar to teach a befitting lesson to the Congress leaders, who on one hand try to shield the ‘urban Maoists’, and in Chhattisgarh, they speak about freeing the state from Maoists,” he also said.
In Chhattisgarh, the Prime Minister slammed the Naxals accusing them of exploiting young children by arming them. “The children who should have pens in their hands, however, people with devious mind-set have armed them with guns,” he said.
Later in his address, the Prime Minister targeted the previous Congress-led governments for ignoring development work in the state.
Earlier, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi too had held a rally in the poll-bound state.The Congress leader targeted the Modi-led government on demonetisation, and also on government’s “inability” to prevent several economic offenders from fleeing the country.
“All of you were standing in long queues during Demonetisation but not one black money holder was seen. Also, Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi and MehulChoksi ran away from the country with your money,” Rahul said.