Left, TDP meet Chidambaram over alleged TMC links with Maoists

Left, TDP meet Chidambaram over alleged TMC links with Maoists

New Delhi: Following the exchange of letters between P. Chidambaram and West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee,the CPI(M), CPI and TDP met the Home Minister bringing to attention the concerns over the alleged connections between the Maoists and TMC in West Bengal.

Sitaram Yechury,CPI(M) leader said that they submitted a memorandum to the Home Minister backed by the two evidences of the book by Kabir Suman, Member of Parliament, the Trinamool Congress dedicated to Kishenji, a maoist leader and the statement of Vikram, a maoist leader, about Maoists’ open relations with the TMC.

The annexure submitted included excerpts from the book where Suman “has given an eye witness account of a meeting held in Trinamul Congress headquarters in Kolkata attended by two individuals – Raja Sarkhel and Prasun Chattopadhyaya; who are at present in judicial custody booked under certain provisions of the UAPA for their links with the Maoists," the letter to the Home Minister read.

Yechury said, "We told the government to tell us how the government can work with this contradiction, when the PM at atleast three earlier occasions has himself said that maoists are the single biggest threat to internal security."

CPI leader Prabodh Panda, CPI(M) leader Basudev Acharia and Shyamal Chakraborty were also present. They also added that their similar demands have often been taken only as charges that Left is making against the TMC.

About Home Minister’s reaction, Yechury said that, "The Home Minister assured that he will look into the matter seriously and impartially."

Chidambaram had earlier written to Buddhadeb raising concerns over the presence of maoists in West Bengal.