Kolkata: Trinamool Congress Chief and
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday welcomed Maoist leader
Kishenji`s ceasefire offer and said all problems should be
solved by diplomatic process.
"In a democratic set up we are for amicable and
peaceful solution. I have heard the Independence speeches of
the President and the Prime Minister. They also spoke in the
same line," she told reporters here before leaving for Delhi.
"If they (Maoists) responded to the President`s and
Prime Minister`s appeal it is good for the country. Let the
problem be solved through democratic process," she said.
Referring to Kishenji`s statement calling for a
three-month ceasefire by both sides and that they have no
problem if Banerjee mediates, she said, "It is the government
to decide. I have seen only media reports (on Kishenji`s
statement). Let me cross check all details."
On her statement on the killing of senior Maoist
leader Azad during her recent rally at Lalgarh on August 9,
Banerjee said "Whatever I had said in Lalgarh I stick to it. I
made the statement in my party capacity."