Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday took a swipe at Home Minister P Chidambaram for writing a letter to him on the issue of alleged arming of CPI(M) cadres only to `please Trinamool Congress` and said he would give a reply tomorrow.
Charging that Trinamool has openly joined hands with Maoists in the state, Bhattacharjee said "I will ask Chidambaram if he supports the Trinamool-Maoist morcha."
Describing the Maoists as a biggest danger, he alleged that earlier Trinamool had clandestine links with them, but now they are joining hands with Maoists openly".
"The Maoists came from Jharkhand and Orissa and we wanted to defeat them. But they (Trinamool) are joining hands with them. 149 passengers were killed in Jnaneswari Express sabotage. CBI has said the Maoists had done this. But why Trinamool is not saying this"? he said addressing a party rally at Dum Dum on the outskirts of the city.
Trinamool`s main aim was to put the state in flames by joining hands with those who wanted to create unrest, whether in Darjeeling or elsewhere, he alleged.
Bhattacharjee also expressed surprise at how the contents of the letter, which had asked the state government to disarm CPI-M cadres, were published in newspapers before it reached him, stopping short of directly blaming Chidambaram for it.
"It is appearing in papers that Chidambaram has written a letter. But where was that letter? It has already been published in papers. I received it only today. I will give a reply tomorrow. I will give a proper reply. The letter was written to please Trinamool Congress," he said.