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C'garh CM says Naxalites being fought with roads, electricity

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has said development is the weapon being used against Naxalites, with the government providing villagers in the rebel-hit remote forests of Bastar with roads and electricity. The chief minister also said constructing roads in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh was the "toughest battle in the world".
"The biggest pain of the Naxalites is why we (the government) are building roads and electrifying the region," he told reporters here on Monday.
The outlawed rebels did not have faith in democracy and protested against every election, as well as development and the construction of roads in the region, Singh said.
The 'ladai' (battle) is about electrification and road construction as we build more roads worth Rs 800 crore in the region," he said.
The chief minister said the government's challenge was to build roads for the villagers as well protect those constructing them.

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