Mamata announces month-long `anti-terror` movement

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a month-long `anti-terror` movement across West Bengal from September six to "highlight CPI-M`s armed attacks and atrocities" on her party workers.

Last Updated: Sep 02, 2010, 22:26 PM IST

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata
Banerjee on Thursday announced a month-long `anti-terror` movement
across West Bengal from September six to "highlight CPI-M`s
armed attacks and atrocities" on her party workers.

"We will undertake a month-long movement all over the
state in the form of padayatra and rallies to highlight the
atrocities by CPI-M cadres with the help of the police and
the administration in their bid to occupy areas," Banerjee
told reporters after a party core committee meeting.

Rejecting CPI-M`s claim that the party had camps in
Janagalmahal area to shelter homeless people, she renewed her
charge that the Marxists had been running arms training camps
in the forested areas.

"Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has pointed to the
existence of CPI-M armed camps in Jangalmahal areas where the
Marxist cadres are being handed over firearms and imparted
training at Goaltore. There have been loot and atrocities by
Marxist cadres in the region," Banerjee said.

To resist CPI-M`s attempt to occupy areas, Banerjee
said "we will launch a march to Keshpur on September 12 with
Mukul Roy and Subhendu Adhikary in the leadership".

The Trinamool supremo said, "It is amazing that even
some ministers in the Left Front government have been holding
out threats against Trinamool activists. However, our movement
will be democratic and in a peaceful manner."

Banerjee said the movement include a `march` from
Lalgarh to Dharampur in the Maoist strongholds on September
nine.

Hinting that she would visit violence-hit Nanoor area
in Birbhum district on September 19 and take part in `march
to Singur` on September 25.

Banerjee claimed there was a constitutional crisis in
the Left-ruled state "where the Constitution has been misused
for petty party purposes by the CPI-M".

Banerjee said that despite provocations, her party was
still "behaving properly" and launching movement in a peaceful
and democratic manner.

Asserting that her party was totally against forcible
acquisition of farmland for industry, Banerjee said,
"Nandigram will show us the way as also Singur where farmers
unitedly resisted move to grab their land."

She dubbed the Left Front government as a government
of "guns and torture".

PTI