Garhwa: Union home minister Amit Shah said that the BJP government has "buried Naxalism in Jharkhand 20-foot beneath the ground" and has promised to uproot Naxalism completely if party returns to power.

"Today, Jharkhand is on the path of development. In Palamu, people were ravaged by Naxalism, which was the biggest hurdle on the path of development. But under the aegis of BJP-led government under chief minister Raghubar Das, the Naxalism has been buried 20-foot beneath the ground," said Shah while addressing a public rally.

"Recently, four police personnel have been martyred in Latehar. I want to say that when BJP government comes back in the state, we will completely uproot Naxalism from here," he said.

"Where there are disturbance and trouble, there can be no development. Development doesn't come from the bullet but the ballot," he urged voters to vote for his party.

The 81-member Jharkhand Assembly will go to polls in five phases between November 30 and December 20. The votes will be counted on December 23.