Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Tuesday
rubbished a report that Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
had informed Maoist leader Kisanji that he was `forced` to
give his consent to the joint operations at Lalgarh.
The report, which claimed that Bhattacharjee had received
a phone call from Kisanji 10 days ago and the chief minister
had informed the Maoist leader about his forced consent to the
operation, is `totally untrue`, the chief minister`s
secretariat said in a release.
It said that the Chief Minister neither telephoned the
Maoist leader nor received any call from him as reported by
The Statesman`s Bengali edition today.
"There is no question of contacting that person either
by telephone or other means," it said.
According to the report, the chief minister told Kisanji
that he was compelled to give consent to the joint operation
at Lalgarh under pressure from Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram and the party (CPI-M).