Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik appeals Maoists to join mainstream
KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday appealed to the Maoists to shun violence and join the mainstream of the society.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Patnaik said that there is no place for violence in democracy.
Union Home Minister Shri @rajnathsingh called me & congratulated @odisha_police on it’s stupendous success in anti-Maoist operations in #Odisha. In democracy there is no place for violence. I appeal to them to drop weapons & join the mainstream.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 16, 2018
The CM’s gesture came a couple of days after seven Maoists were killed by the security personnel in separate encounters in Kandhamal and Balangir districts.