Kolkata: Without naming Trinamool Congress,
the CPI(M) today once again accused the main Opposition in the
West Bengal Assembly of allegedly having link with the Maoists
in Jungle Mahal comprising the districts of West Midnapore,
Bankura and Purulia.
Replying to the debate on his department`s budget, state
Pashimanchal Unnayan Affairs Minister Susanta Ghosh said:
"People know very well how the main opposition party had
meetings with the leaders of PCAPA in the area."
Everyday people were being killed and villagers spend
days and nights in terror under the threat of Maoists, Ghosh
said, adding that the prevailing situation had marred the
environment of development in those areas.
Refuting allegations of lack of development in the area
as the main reason for Maoist activities, he questioned the
means by which the Opposition wanted to capture power.
The Centre was also indifferent to the state`s repeated
requests for the release of adequate development funds for
Pashimanchal (western region), the minister claimed.