While addressing a rally in Jhargram, Mamata earlier had cleared her views that negotiations and violence cannot go side by side. Mamata accused the Maoists of killing the Trinamool workers and blamed them for continuing to follow their traditional path - violence.
Mamata Banerjee was quoted as saying, "Maoists have no ideals. They are 'supari' killers, jungle mafia. People hate violence. We initiated the peace process. We will continue the negotiations, but you (the rebels) have to lay down arms."
Here it can be recalled that Mamata's warning for the ultras came when the Maoists demanded the release of the prisoners before starting any peace talks with the state government.
Mamata, announcing her deadline for the Maoists, earlier had chided, "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," added Bengal CM while continuing her warning against the ultras.
However, the ultras had refused to follow the deadline offered by Mamata asking to give in arms. Showing their rage and atrocity against the CM, the Maoists had posted fresh posters at Salboni in Junglemahal which slammed Trinamool workers.