Mamata earlier had given a condition to the ultras claiming to choose a path between "talks or killing." In a reply to didi, Maoists said, "We are serious about peace talks and ready for a ceasefire. We had given specific proposals to the two interlocutors on our first meeting. But the government has to stop anti-Maoist operations by the joint forces and show willingness for peace."
The open letter also informed, "If the government is really keen on peace talks and want to create a congenial atmosphere, it will also have to neutralise private gangs like Janjagaran Mancha and Bhairav Bahini."
Criticising Mamata's stand in a recent meeting in Singur, the Maoists spokesperson in his open letter said, "You are speaking against us at Singur, instead of talking against the Tatas. This sort of criticism against the CPI (Maoist) and peace talks cannot go together."