Kishenji backs Mamata Banerjee on Azad remarks

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Kolkata, Aug 11: More brickbats are on the way for Mamata Banerjee, who has been facing allegations of joining hands with the red rebels, as Maoist leader Kishenji has come out in defence of the Trinamool Congress chief.

Kishenji on Wednesday, Aug 11 appreciated the Union railway Minister's statement on the killing of the outfit"s spokesman Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad.

“There is no doubt that Azad was treacherously murdered. Mamata spoke the truth. So why the furore over the issue in Parliament?" Kishenji told a news agency

Speaking over the phone from an undisclosed location, the red rebel leader demanded the resignations of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah

“The BJP and CPI(M) are shouting over Mamata"s statement and are not asking for a judicial inquiry into the killing of Azad when he was negotiating the government"s proposal for talks," he added.

Pointing out that Mamata had not called for a judicial inquiry into Azad"s death, he said, “She is part of the government and cannot go against its policies."

When asked about the Trinamool chief's request at the controversial Lalgarh Rally asking Maoists to renounce violence, Kishenji said, “She has asked Maoists to renounce arms and come for talks. She is asking us to do something which was never on our agenda. She is asking us to lay down arms and not asking the Central government to stop violence."

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