Kolkata: Ruling Left Front on Tuesday took out a
silent procession in the city to mourn the victims of the
Jnaneswari Express tragedy and blamed Maoists for the
"We condemn the Maoist subversion (behind the train
disaster) and express condolence for the tragic loss of lives
in the train attack," a resolution passed at the occasion
Left Front leaders including LF chairman Biman Bose took
part in the procession from Lenin`s statue at Esplanade to
College square in central Kolkata.
The Left supporters carried placards depicting gory
scenes of the train tragedy and demanding a stop to be `Maoist
The rally was held a day after Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram said the needle of suspicion pointed to Maoists
or their frontal organisations in the incident.
Railways have asked for a CBI probe into the tragedy
which claimed 149 lives. However, the state government has
dismissed the demand and has instituted an inquiry by the CID.