Kolkata, Nov 16: The Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) today refuted the charge of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee that the Maoists were involved in the Nandigram movement.
Talking to newsmen here, party state secretary Provash Ghosh said after the March 14 violence, Home Secretary Prasad Ranjan Roy categorically denied the presence of Maoists in the area, while Mr Bhattacharjee had claimed that the Maoists joined the Bhumi Uchhed Protirodh Committee (BUPC) members in trouble-torn Nandigram.
He alleged that the CPI(M) hatched a conspiracy by dubbing the arrested farmers as Maoists so that they could prove the presence of Maoists in the area.
There was not a single Maoist present in the Nandigram movement, Mr Ghosh averred.
He also wondered that no arms and ammunition were found on November 14, but the very next day the CRPF seized several arms and ammunition from the BUPC's stronghold Sonachura.
It was the CPI(M)'s pre-planned strategy, he alleged.