Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has taken strong exception to the use of a word in the letter Home Minister P Chidambaram sent to him in which he asked the state government to disarm CPI(M) cadres.
"I strongly object to your using the word `harmad` (hired killers) to mean CPI-M party workers without knowing the meaning of the nasty word coined by Trinamool Congress," Bhattacharjee wrote in his strongly-worded reply, a copy of which was made available to the media here.
Bhattacharjee had sent his reply yesterday.
The chief minister in his reply also mentioned Trinamool Congress` link with the Maoists.
"Trinamool Congress had earlier a secret contact with Maoists. Now they are openly organising meetings with the them," Bhattacharjee wrote in the letter.