CPI(M) attributes Nandigram violence to alliance of pol forces

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New Delhi, Nov 7 (UNI) The CPI(M) Polit Bureau today attributed the recurring violence in Nandigram to an ''alliance of political forces'' which had occupied the gravely afflicted area and maintained their sway there.

A statement issued by the party said though the state government announced that there was no question of land acquisition for a chemical hub, an alliance of political forces under the guise of the Bhumi Ucchad Pratirodh Samiti and the Trinamool Congress and some other forces had occupied the area and physically driven out those identified with the CPI(M) and the Left.

In order to achieve their aims, they had ganged up with the Maoists, who brought in armed squads from outside West Bengal, the statement said adding, one of the squads was led by Ranjit Pal, allegedly involved in the killing of JMM MP Sunil Mahato in Jharkhand.

The party, while stating the need to check Maoist violence, claimed that bunkers had been built and landmines laid, the discovery of which was exposed by the landmine blasts which took place on November 6.

Those who continue to project trouble in Nandigram as a land issue are deliberately covering up these disruptive activities aimed at the elimination of political opponents, which cannot be allowed in a democratic society, the statement said.

It further pressed upon the state government to ensure the deployment of Central security forces in the area to restore normalcy and peace.


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