Mamata is a `liar`, Trinamool has to be driven out: Buddha

West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee termed Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee as a "liar" for blaming CPI(M) in the Jnaneswari Express derailment incident and asked people to drive her party out of the state.

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2010, 18:10 PM IST

Bankura: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday termed Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee as a "liar" for blaming CPI(M) in the
Jnaneswari Express derailment incident and asked people to drive her party out of the state.

"The CBI found that the Maoists were behind Jnaneswari Express derailment, but she blamed it on the CPI(M). She is a liar and her party is one of the liars," Bhattacharjee said
while addressing a rally here.

According to a railway inquiry report, the derailment of Jnanaeshwari Express on May 28 in West Bengal, which killed around 150 people and seriously injured 46 was an act of
"sabotage".

The chief minister alleged that the Union Railway Minister Banerjee is "flagging off trains every day and telling people lies. We have to drive out the Trinamool Congress."

Accusing the Trinamool Congress of having a nexus with Maoists, he blamed the party for creating trouble in the ultra-affected pockets in Bankura, Purulia and West Midnapore
districts, collectively known as `junglemahal`.

"Bankura district in junglemahal is facing a dangerous situation which it did not do earlier. The Maoists and the Trinamool Congress are colluding to create trouble here,"
Bhattacharjee said.

PTI