Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made an emotional appeal to left-wing extremists to shun the path of violence and join the mainstream of development. He said Chhattisgarh had the potential to emerge as one of the most developed States in India. Addressing a public gathering at Dantewada, he urged misguided youth to leave their weapons and spend a few days with children who have lost their parents due to incidents of left-wing extremism. Those children would certainly inspire misguided youth to lay down arms forever.
Modi recalled that Punjab had successfully overcome violence and expressed confidence that Chhattisgarh too would be able to overcome left-wing extremism. The Prime Minister said that employment for youth was the first and foremost requirement of all parts of India and his government was working to achieve the goal. He said the whole world had now recognized India to be one of the fastest growing economies. The pm, who had visited the Livelihood College before arriving for the public meeting, appreciated the initiatives for skill development being taken by the Government of Chhattisgarh.