Kolkata: The Maoists on Saturday said they would
consider a proposal for talks with the Mamata Banerjee
government if the Chief Minister spelled out her stand on
"Immediately after the swearing-in ceremony, Banerjee
said she was ready to hold talks to sort out problems in
junglemahal, but she did not speak about specific plans," West
Bengal state committee members of Communist Party of India
(Maoist) Bikram and Bikas said in a faxed statement here.
"If she creates a favourable situation, we are ready to
consider the proposal for joining talks," they said.
Hailing the chief minister`s proposal to return 400 acre
as promised at Singur to farmers who unwillingly parted with
their land for the Nano project, they said though she was
defining problems in clear terms, "she is silent on the
withdrawal of joint forces which was not only our demand,
but her`s too."
The statement said, "If she comes out with a definite
plan on these issues we will consider a proposal for talks
with the government."