Union Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar on Saturday claimed that naxal violence in the country had decreased as development had reached remote areas.
Speaking at Saraswat Vidyalaya at Mapusa, he said, “Look at the impact of Mudra (scheme) on some of the most important problems we are facing. The fact that naxal violence has come down. Why has it come down. Because development is reaching those areas and the people are seeing development come to areas, which they have never seen before.”
Stating that the poor were at the forefront of the support base of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the union minister claimed that massive jobs were being created in National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime at the Centre.
If there was no job creation, there would have been anger on the streets, he said.