"Overall, it seems to be Kishenji's letter but may not
have been written by him. We are probing who wrote on his
behalf as Kishenji cannot write Bengali," state Home Secretary
Ardhendu Sen said today quoting intelligence officials.
Sen said the state government had procured a copy of the
letter from a TV channel.
Commenting on Kishenji's suggestion for talks to
Banerjee, he said the matter rested with the Centre and not
with the state government which had not made any offer of
talks to the Maoist leader.
Asked about Kishenji's suggestion to the Trinamool
supremo for not taking any security escort while meeting him,
the Home Secretary said, "If the addressee of the letter
approaches the state government for advice, we will explore
and talk to the Centre."
Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Monday
said the open letter to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata
Banerjee suggesting talks with the Maoists seemed to have been
sent by their top leader Kishenji, but probably not written by
him as he cannot write Bengali.
First Published: Monday, January 25, 2010, 23:04