Midnapore: A day after West Bengal Chief
Minister Mamata Banerjee gave naxals a seven-day deadline to
lay down arms, posters allegedly by CPI(Maoist) on Sunday appeared
in tribal Junglemahal asking her to keep her poll promises of
withdrawl of joint forces and release of jailed Maoists.
"If the promises are not kept Trinamool Congress
leaders will face threat to life," said one of the posters
pasted on a wall at Bhadutala bazar at Salboni.
Another poster demanded comprehensive development of
The three posters were handwritten in red in Bengali and
signed as CPI(Maoist), police said.
West Midnapore district magistrate Surendra Gupta
said he had asked the superintendent of police to investigate
Police said it was suspected to be the handiwork of
After Banerjee`s public meeting yesterday at Jhargram,
where she nixed the Maoist offer of cessation of arms for a
month in Junglemahal, a procession was taken out by Nari Ijjat
Bachao Committee, the women`s wing of Maoist front
organisation Peoples Committee against Police Atrocities
The procession which had covered the forest area
villages had made the same demands and also sought withdrawl
of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act under which PCPA
Chatradhar Mahato had been arrested.
"I am giving you (Maoists) a seven-day ultimatum to
lay down guns. Think over it. We will not tolerate any more
violence. Killings and negotiations cannot go hand in hand,"
Banerjee told a rally here.