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Kishenji wants intellectuals to mediate in talks

Top Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji on Sunday said he wants intellectuals to mediate between the government and the Maoists, amid reports that writer-activist Arundhati Roy could be one among them.



Kolkata: Top Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias
Kishenji on Sunday said he wants intellectuals to mediate between
the government and the Maoists, amid reports that
writer-activist Arundhati Roy could be one among them.

"We want intellectuals to mediate between us and the
government," Kishenji said over phone from an undisclosed
location.

When asked about the intellectuals whom he want to
mediate between the Maoists and the government, Kishenji
refused to name anybody and just said "we want intellectuals
to mediate".

Earlier, a section of the media had reported that
Kishenji had named writer writer-activist Arundhati Roy
and Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman as his choice of
mediators.

Kishenji also said the repeated offer of talks by the
Maoists had been turned down by the government.

PTI

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