Netai killings, a result of their violent politics, says CPI (M)

Reiterating the charge that the Trinamool Congress has links with Maoists, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Saturday said Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram should ensure that his Cabinet colleague Mamata Banerjee snapped these ties.

‘Result of violent politics'

Reacting to the loss of lives and injuries to several others in Friday's firing incident at Netai village near Lalgarh in West Bengal, the CPI (M) said it was a result of the violent politics indulged in by the Maoist-Trinamool combine.

It was essential that Mr. Chidambaram, instead of issuing partisan statements, ensured that Ms. Banerjee broke her party's links with the Maoists “which is the single biggest factor responsible for the present situation,” a Polit Bureau statement said.

When seven workers, including a woman gram pradhan of the Forward Bloc, were brutally murdered at Jhalda in Purulia district by Maoists on December 16 last, the Trinamool did not even issue a statement to condemn the killings, showing its complicity in the crime, the CPI(M) said.

‘Brutal methods'

The Trinamool-Maoists combine had sought to drive out Left cadres from the Jangal Mahal area using brutal methods in which over 122 tribal activists of the CPI(M) were killed, hundreds of homes burnt and thousands displaced.

Peoples' resistance in many areas led to an improvement in the situation which, however, was not to the liking of this combine, the CPI(M) charged.

Attempts to attack

It is reported that in a planned move on Friday, attempts were made to violently attack CPI(M) families which had returned to Netai village and others who were waiting in a camp for the displaced to return, resulting in the violence.

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