Kolkata: Maoist-backed PCPA will protest
against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee`s proposed
rally at Lalgarh next month to express sympathy for harassed
The organisation would mobilise people to protest against
the proposed August nine rally and Mamata Banerjee`s "double
standard", People`s Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA)
spokesman Monoj Mahato told PTI from an undisclosed location.
"We vehemently protest against the proposed rally. She is
trying to fish in troubled waters. We will never allow that
to happen," Mahato said.
Lalgarh is a Naxalite hotbed.
"On one hand, she is supporting the UPA government which
is conducting the joint operation responsible for so many
deaths in the Jangalmahal and on the other, she is coming to
Lalgrah to show sympathy for innocent villagers. She is
playing double standard," he said.
He said 71 PCPA members had been killed and 200 more
injured and neither the government nor the Trinamool Congress
had done anything.
He accused the CPI-M and the Joint forces of torturing
villagers in Jangalmahal and putting the blame on the PCPA.