Trinamool Congress `helping` Maoists: CPM

CPI(M) today rubbished Trinamool`s allegations that it was capturing villages and killing people in the guise of security forces, saying the opposition party was "helping" Maoists in the state.

Kolkata: CPI(M) today rubbished Trinamool`s
allegations that it was capturing villages and killing people
in the guise of security forces, saying the opposition party
was "helping" Maoists in the state.

"The Trinamool Congress is helping Maoists. The Centre
has adopted a policy of not seeing anything because of
Trinamool`s support. We will see how long the Centre practises
it," CPI(M) central committee member Mohammad Salim said.

"If the Centre continues this policy, the people of the
state will not tolerate it. We are going to the people. We are
not in politics with the help of Delhi," he told a TV channel
here commenting on Trinamool`s demand to Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram for withdrawing the joint-forces from anti-Maoist
operations in West Bengal.

Trinamool leaders Mukul Roy and Dinesh Trivedi, who met
the Union Home Minister today, also alleged that CPI(M) cadre
in the guise of security forces were capturing villages and
killing people in West Midnapore district.

Pointing out that Chidambaram had stated that those who
believed in democracy could not have links with the Maoist-
backed PCPA, Salim said "But Trinamool leader and union
minister Mukul Roy yesterday visited the families of two PCPA
members (who were killed last week) at the instruction of
party chief Mamata Banerjee."

-PTI

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