Kolkata: Top Maoist leader Kishenji today
expressed disenchantment with the August 9 rally at Lalgarh
addressed by Trinamool congress chief Mamata Banerjee,
supported by him and the PCPA, and said it was held for "petty
political gain" by the party.
"Despite utterances by leaders against terrorisation by
the CPI(M) at the rally, Mamata and her party hijacked it for
petty political gain to pave the way for her and her party to
wean away the people from Maoists and the PCPA and was much
less a peace initiative," Kishenji said in an open letter.
Kishneji said none of the speakers at the rally, for
peace, raised the "diabolical murder" of PCPA president
Lalmohan Tudu who was killed by the joint forces on February
22 at Kantapahari in West Midnapore district.
The letter dated August 28 also accused social activist
Swami Agnivesh, who was mediating between the ultras and the
Centre when Maoist chief spokesman Cherukuri Rajkumar alias
Azad who was gunned down on July 2 in an encounter in Adilabad
district of Andhra Pradesh, as "toeing Union Home Minister P
Asking Agnivesh, who had been present at the Lalgarh
rally, to inquire into "murders in the name of encounter" of
central committee members Patel Sudhakar Reddy, Shakamunri
Appa Rao besides Azad, the letter, a copy of which was with
PTI, said he should work for the establishment of an
independent committee to investigate.
He added that the committee should also investigate the
"atrocities" by the joint forces and CPI(M) goons.