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Don`t create Frankenstein in Maoists: Left tells Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 19:34

New Delhi: The opposition on Wednesday warned the
government not to create a "Frankenstein" in Maoists like
Bhindranwale "just to remain in power" and accused a key UPA
ally of patronising the Left extremists.

"Let us not create new Frankensteins to remain in power
... You already have a mandate to rule for another five years
... don`t be partisan," Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M) said in the
Rajya Sabha.

Participating in the debate on internal security in the
country, Yechury accused a UPA ally of "patronising and
protecting them (Maoists)". The reference about the UPA
coalition partner was clearly to the Trinamool Congress of
Mamata Banerjee.

Yechury said the problem has not been created in the state
but has been imported to the state.

When Home Minister P Chidambaram tried to interrupt
Yechury, the CPI-M member and his party colleagues objected
but Deputy Chairman K Rehman Khan over-ruled the objections
stating the Attorney General and ministers can participate in
the proceedings.

Yechury said the Congress lost Rajiv Gandhi after he sent
the Indian Peace Keeping Force to Sri Lanka while Indira
Gandhi lost her life with the emergence of Bhindranwale and
militancy in Punjab.

The BJP accused the government of rolling out "red carpet"
to the US agencies in the Headley case.

"While the Indian Government rolled out a red carpet" to
the US agencies and allowed them access to all details related
to 26/11, the FBI did not allow Indian investigators, Balbir
Punj (BJP) said.


First Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 19:34
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