Wednesday, February 03, 2010

CPM vows to expose Mamata-Maoist link


Kolkata, Feb. 3: The CPI(M) said that it would expose Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee’s alleged flip-flops over the Maoist issue. Launching a scathing attack against her, CPI(M) central committee member Mohammed

Salim on Wednesday said: "For a long time, she was in a denial mode insisting that there were no Maoists in the state. She in fact used to claim that CPI(M) cadres were indulging in all the violence in the guise of the Maoists."

He also pointed out the blatant contradiction in Ms Banerjee’s stand vis-à-vis the Maoists.

"When the Maoists killed some of her party workers, she was so incensed that from Kolkata she threatened to take on Maoists. But when she addressed the party rally at Jhargram, her tune was completely changed. Grovelling pathetically, she said that she was ready to touch the feet of the rebels to bring them to the negotiation table," he claimed.

Stating that she would carry an English translation of the letter that Kishenji had sent in reply to Ms Banerjee’s offer of talks, Mr Salim said: "So on different occasions, she has played different roles. From Maoists’ spokesperson to their translator and even advocate."

The CPI(M) is happy that despite her Opposition, the Centre has extended full support to Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government in combating the Maoist menace.


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