Visakhapatnam: Union Minister for Rural
Development Jairam Ramesh on Saturday appealed to Maoists to shun
violence and join mainstream politics.
"The Naxalites should abandon path of violence and come
forward to join active politics to contest (elections)...
India is the country of Mahatma Gandhi and Gautham Buddha and
every Indian should follow their path of peace," Ramesh said.
He was addressing a public meeting at Chintapalli in the
Vizag agency area.
Ramesh along with his ministerial colleague and Panchayat
Raj Minister V Kishore Chandra Deo inaugurated as many as 59
multipurpose halls constructed across eleven tribal mandals in
the district under the MPLADS.