Mamata dismissive about Buddhadeb meeting PM, Chidamabaram

Kolkata, Jan 19 (PTI) Trinamool Congress chief MamataBanerjee was dismissive about West Bengal Chief MinisterBuddhadeb Bhattacharjee meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singhand Union Home Minister P Chidamabaram in Delhi today.

"The chief minister has nothing to show to the Centre.

His brain is a desert. Before every election, he and hisparty, the CPI(M), create issues," Banerjee said about thechief minister''s charge that the Trinamool Congress was''openly and dirrectly'' associating with Maoists.

Asked from where the Maoists had arrived in the state,Banerjee said, "It is they (CPI-M) who imported them to thisstate and helped in setting up training camps.

"It is the CPI(M) which brought in Maoists andcaptured Keshpur and Garbeta," Banerjee said referring to theMarxists recapturing the two areas in West Midnapore districtfrom the Trinamool Congress in 2000-2001.

Banerjee said, "My challenge is that the Maoist helpin capturing Garbeta and Keshpur by the CPI(M) be probed byCBI. It should be investigated who opened fire and who werekilled."

To a question that the chief minister had admitted theexistence of armed camps, the Trinamool chief said, "Onlyadmission will not absolve the CPI(M). They will have to payfor the crime they committed by setting up camps of harmads(armed cadre)."

She also accused the Left Front government of beingbereft of ideas to develop the state.

"Their job is character assassination. They criticisedTagore, branded Netaji Subhas Bose as a dog of Tojo and IndiraGandhi as witch. What else you expect from the CPI(M)," sheasked.

"The Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government is agovernment of terror, a government of harmads which ruled thestate with guns and bullets for last 35 years. Even afterlast Lok Sabha polls, harmads killed thousands of people andsuppressed democratic voices with guns," she alleged.

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