Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Thursday lodged a fresh complaint with the Centre against Trinamool Congress, accusing it of having a "nexus" with Maoists.
In a letter to Home Minister P Chidambaram, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee cited the arrest of two persons from a Trinamool Congress-run camp in Midnapore who allegedly had Maoist link.
"The chief minister sent a letter to the Union Home Minister during the day on the arrest of two persons on Monday having Maoist link," CM secretariat sources said.
The copy of the letter was not made available to the reporters.
Asked why the chief minister took three days to write the letter, the sources said he had waited for evidences of the Trinamool`s Maoist connection.
Describing the incident as `extremely dangerous`, Bhattacharjee had stated on Monday that the inmates of the municipality-run camp had obstructed the police on January 31 during the arrest of the two who had been given shelter there.
Bhattacharjee had also said he would shortly inform Union Home Minister of the incident and added, "I would like to remind Mr Chidambaram about his responsibility in the matter."
"In my last meeting with Chidambaram in Delhi, I referred to the Trinamool-Maoist link. I would again remind him about this continuing relationship between Trinamool and Maoists," the chief minister had said.
Bhattacharjee had warned Trinamool at a public meeting on Tuesday that action would be taken on the basis of evidences of the opposition party`s link with the ultras.