PCPA will protest against Mamata's rally at Jhargram



Kolkata: Maoist-backed PCPA will protest against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's proposed rally at Lalgarh next month to express sympathy for harassed villagers.

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.

PTI