New Delhi: With Mamata Banerjee toughening
her stand against Maoist violence, CPI(M) on Monday accused the
West Bengal Chief Minister of cheating people on the issue by
distancing herself from the extremists after hobnobbing with
"She used to move on a motorcycle earlier when she was in
agreement with Maoists. Now she travels in car with jammers.
There is a lot of security as she has fallen out with them,"
Bengal CPI(M) Secretary Biman Bose told reporters here.
He claimed that earlier Banerjee used to say that there
were no Maoists but now suddenly she has begun saying that
there are extremists and they should be dealt with.
"She has cheated the people of Bengal and that of the
country by hobnobbing with Maoists," he said.
Banerjee had last week given Maoists a seven-day deadline
to lay down arms, saying violence would not be tolerated any