Kolkata, Jul 21: Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress chief requested Central Government to stop the anti-Maoist operations in West Bengal alleging that the ruling CPI (M) was 'conducting its own operation' in its distinctive style. She was advocating a rally in West Bengal on Wednesday, Jul 21.
“I urge the Centre to stop the joint-operations because in its name, the CPI(M) is conducting its own operations. I will meet Prime Minister Mammohan Singh and appeal to him. He is a good man. I believe he will listen," said Mamata.
The rally was held to commemorate the 'Martyrs Day' of 13 Youth Congress workers who lost their lives in the police firing on Jul 21, 1993. Mamata Banerjee was the Youth Congress President at that time.
Mamata also alleged that the atrocities were being committed on tribal people in the name of anti-Maoist operations, at the behest of CPI (M). She added that CPI (M) was supplying arms to party cadres in the name of such operations and setting up camps in Lalgarh and Salboni to terrorize people.