While addressing a rally in Jhargram, Mamata had slammed the Maoists, calling them jungle mafia and 'supari' killers. Despite the state government's strong action to stop their operations against Maoist, they are still indulging in violence. Mamata warned them to shun violence and told them to come back to the mainstream society.
Mamata Banerjee was quoted as saying, "There have been no joint force operations in the last 3-4 months. I thought that would bring peace. But no, people have been gunned down...I am giving you (Maoists) a seven-day ultimatum to lay down guns. Think over it. We will not tolerate any more violence. Killings and negotiations cannot go hand in hand."
Meanwhile, the Left reminded Mamata about her comment before the assembly elections which said that there were no Maoists in Junglemahal and the area known to be one of the strongholds of the Red rebels.
Maoist sympathisers pointed out that Mamata is mum on her promises which she made before the elections.
Biman Bose CPM Politburo member said, "The Chief Minister should admit that she has committed a mistake. This is a political issue that has to be fought politically. They had a pact during the campaign against the Left parties. Now they have started talking about negotiations."