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Mamata, Gurung get the Maoist blame

Posted by Ramesh Khati on November 2, 2009

JALPAIGURI, 1 NOV(The Statesman): The state urban development minister, Mr Asok Bhattacharya today said that the Trinamul supremo, Miss Mamata Banarjee and the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha president, Mr Bimal Gurung were reponsible for the continuing Maoist movement in Lalgarh.
Addressing an election meeting for the RSP candidate for Kalchini, Mr Binay Bhushan Kerketta at Jaigaon today, Mr Bhattacharya said that the state government had evidences galore to prove the point.
“The Maoists, the Trinamul and the GJMM activists are working in tandem to destabilize peace in the state. Ms Banerjee and Mr Gurung selected the same day for extending support to the Maoists backed Police Santrash Birodhi Janasadharaner Committe at Lalgarh.
“Moving a step further to show sympathy for the extremist-backed movement the GJMM convened a strike in the Dooars around the same time. This is a deadly alliance as far as peace in the northern and the southern tips of the state is concerned,” said Mr Bhattacharya.
The state PWD minister, Mr Khsiti Goswami and the state jail minister, Mr Biswanath Chowdhury also addressed the meeting.
The leaders assured the people that the state government would convert Jaigaon into a municipality soon after the by-election was over.
Meanwhile the GJMM and the Akhil Bhartiya Adivasi Vikash Parishad also held election meetings at Jaigaon today in support of the independent candidates being backed by them.
The GJMM general secretary, Mr Roshan Giri said that his organization, though engrossed somehow in the Gorkhaland movement, would continue fighting for the rights of the tea plantation workers irrespective of ethnic considerations.
“We have selected an Adivasi as our candidate for the by-election to drive home this point. The Left Front candidate must be defeated to pave way for speedy development of the long neglected region,” he said.
Meanwhile, the state industry minister, Mr Nirupam Som said that the Trinamul leaders were intentionally frightening people by raising land acquisition bogey at Rajgunj. He was addressing a Left Front rally at Rajgunj today where the by-election would be held on 7 November along with Kalchini..

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