Kolkata, Feb 12: Gurucharan Kisku, a long term aide of Maoist leader Kishenji, has hinted at a major rift between the Maoists and the tribals.
Kisku, who has accused Kishenji of ignoring the interests of tribals, has decided to start his own squad.
Suggesting the Maoists-Tribal divide, Kisku said, "Maoists are following the proletariat line where tribal distinctness is not recognized. So there is neither any cultural uplift nor tribal development."
"People in tribal areas are showing signs of resistance to Maoists and I am with them. I am also in touch with tribal leaders who have supported my stand," Kisku alias Marshal added.
Alleging that Kishenji was only making use of tribals rather than actually fighting for them, he said, "The movement in Bengal is not a tribal movement as claimed by Kishenji, it is anti-tribal."