We have no relations with the Trinamool: Maoists

The banned CPI (Maoist) Wednesday dismissed allegations levelled by the Marxists on the nexus between the Trinamool Congress and the rebels, saying the proscribed outfit did not have any relations with the Mamata`s party.

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010, 15:51 PM IST

Hyderabad: The banned Communist Party of
India (Maoist) Wednesday dismissed allegations levelled by the
Marxists on the nexus between the Trinamool Congress and the
rebels, saying the proscribed outfit did not have any
relations with the Mamata Banerjee-led party.

"Our party does not have any open or undercover
relations with Trinamool. If such illusions exist, it would be
a task of our party to bring them out of it. When our stand is
so clear, it is not at all proper to say as if we have
relations with the party and as if we are justifying it,"
party general secretary Muppala Lakshmana Rao alias Ganapathy
told reporters here.

In a detailed response on the alleged tie-up, he
said since Banerjee has to come to power in West Bengal now,
she was compelled to talk as if she was on the people`s side.

"On some occasions even ruling classes may talk in
the interest of the people. They would take up some pro-people
demands on some occasions for mobilizing the support of the
people for votes. When such people talk in the interests of
the people, we would examine them concretely," Ganapathy said,
on the demand raised by Banerjee for a judicial inquiry into
the killing of top Maoist Azad in a police shootout.

"For the past 15 years or more, severe clashes are
going on between Trinamool and CPI(M). Sometimes, in some
places, this is taking the form of armed clashes. The CPI (M)
formed armed social fascist gangs like Harmad Bahini and is
attacking Trinamool, Maoists, democrats and people to suppress
them. Trinamool took up arms to fight CPI (M). So, in order to
fight back these attacks and to come to power in the next
elections, it is natural for Mamata to speak some words to
attract the people," the Maoist chief said.

The people and democrats would like to escape from
"the tiger" (CPI-M) they were facing on the front, he said.

"For them the tiger in the front is more dangerous
than the bear (Trinamool) which is at their back. But after
they chase away the tiger they cannot escape the bear’s hug.
Our party would continue to caution the people about this
danger too. They would have to fight against the bear too.
Unless the people get rid of these two menaces, any one of
them would continue riding on their back," he said.

He also said there would not be any fundamental
change in West Bengal even if Mamata came to power.

"Even if Mamata Banerjee comes to power, she would
not seize the lands of landlords and distribute them among the
poor peasantry. People will not have a chance to participate
freely in the elections too. However, Trinamool will try hard
to gain a tight grip over administration," he said.

PTI