The Opposition today warned the government not to create a “Frankenstein” in Maoists like Bhindranwale “just to remain in power” and accused a key UPA ally of patronising the Left extremists.
“Let us not create new Frankensteins to remain in power ... You already have a mandate to rule for another five years ... don’t be partisan,” Sitaram Yechury (CPI—M) said in the Rajya Sabha.
Participating in the debate on internal security in the country, Mr. Yechury accused a UPA ally of “patronising and protecting them (Maoists)”. The reference about the UPA coalition partner was clearly to the Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee.
Mr. Yechury said the problem has not been created in the state but has been imported to the state.
When Home Minister P. Chidambaram, tried to interrupt Mr. Yechury, the CPI(M) member and his party colleagues objected but Deputy Chairman K. Rehman Khan over-ruled the objections stating the Attorney General and ministers can participate in the proceedings.
Mr. Yechury said the Congress lost Rajiv Gandhi after he sent the Indian Peace Keeping Force to Sri Lanka while Indira Gandhi lost her life with the emergence of Bhindranwale and militancy in Punjab.
The BJP accused the government of rolling out “red carpet” to the US agencies in the Headley case.
“While the Indian Government rolled out a red carpet” to the US agencies and allowed them access to all details related to 26/11, the FBI did not allow Indian investigators, Mr. Balbir Punj (BJP) said.