Kolkata: Denying Trinamool Congress chief
Mamata Banerjee`s claim of having a secret report of CPI(M)
trying to incite communal violence in the metropolis prior to
the May 30 civic polls, the Left party on Tuesday said she should
inform the Union government if she had any such details.
"If she has secret reports, it is her duty as a Central
minister to make it known to the Union government... if not to
the state government. Our party leaders Sitaram Yechuri and
Basudev Acharia met Home Minister P Chidambaram on the issue,
but he told them he had not received any such report," CPI(M)
state secretary Biman Bose said today.
While campaigning at Hazra on May 14 Banerjee had claimed
to have a secret report about CPI(M)`s attempt to create
communal discord in connivance with the police in the
CPI(M) has filed a complaint with the state Election
Commissioner Meera Pandey in this regard.
Accusing Trinamool of being in cahoots with Maoists, he
said "The main opposition party is supporting the Maoists.
Their activists are identifying CPI(M) activists for Maoists
who are then being abducted and killed. The Trinamool Congress
is then dumping the bodies in various places."
Claiming that 123 people were killed till date in the
Naxal-affected districts in West Bengal, he said most of them
were adivasis, belonged to scheduled tribes or were labourers.
Bose said while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had
described the Maoists as the biggest threat to the country`s
internal security, Banerjee was persistently denying their
absence in the state.
"They are saying that the rise of Maoism is the second
Sathal uprising in the state. By saying this, they are
insulting heroes of the uprising like Sidho and Kanhu. Who
are Kisenji, Bikash or Chhatradhar Mahato? Are they adivasis?"