Maoists are terrorists, says Buddhadeb

Denouncing Maoists in the strongest possible terms, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Thursday described them as terrorists who had no connecting with the ideology of Mao Zhedong.

Kolkata: Denouncing Maoists in the strongest
possible terms, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee on Thursday described them as terrorists who had no
connecting with the ideology of Mao Zhedong.

"Mao`s ideology has no connection with the random killings
by the so called Maoists in junglemahal. They are terrorists
and there is no doubt about it," the chief minister said at a
book release function at the CPI(M) headquarters here.
"They are working in coordination with Trinamool Congress
to create chaos and disturb peace in Maoist-hit junglemahal
which my government will not tolerate any further," he said.

He accused Trinamool Congress of joining hands with
Maoists to kill CPI(M) workers and leaders to increase the
party`s area of influence in West Midnapore district in its
bid to capture power in the state. "Their dreams will never be
fulfilled."

Neither the Maoists nor the Trinamool Congress have any
place in the state, he said and claimed that the people,
tribals and farmers have become alienated from them.
The Chief Minister said his government would deal with
these forces with a firm hand and uproot them.

"The people of junglemahal are now fighting these evil
forces and the dream of the Trinamool Congress to hoist their
party flag on the killing fields will never come true," he
added.

CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose was present at the
function in which a book on Maoism written by former CPI(M) MP
Nilotpal Basu was released.

PTI

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