"Maoists were responsible for the Gyaneswari massacre. CBI has filed a chargesheet in this case and Maoists are functioning like any terrorist outfits," said Mamata.
Mamata had led a silent procession on 14, Nov to mourn the killings of Trinamool leaders by red ultras in Purulia district. She suspects the involvement of some foreign countries in helping the Maoist outfits.
"But I shall not specify the names of such countries which are helping Maoists. I also know some people in Kolkata who are also helping Maoists in many ways," she added.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had described Maoists as a "greatest threat to the country's internal security". Now, realising the fact, Mamata has given a green signal to renew joint operations against the extremists.
After coming into power, she had suspended the joint operations in Jungalmahal. Trinamool Youth Congress chief and party MP Suvendu Adhikary said that in spite of carrying full-scale operations, they will launch a major campaign against Maoists from Thursday (Nov 17).
"We will organise a rally at Sankrail in West Midnapore district on Thursday to convince local villagers about dangers posed by Maoists. We will also try to convince villagers to come forward and support our government which is trying hard to implement several development projects in Junglemahal," said Adhikary.
"We have decided to hold public meetings in all those areas where Maoists had carried out destruction and killed a few innocent and unarmed people in the past years.
We will hold a training camp for our activists at Jhargram in West Midnapore district on December 11. At the camp, we will try to give detailed ideas to our activists about the development programmes our government has taken up for the entire Jangalmahal. We will also hold a workshop at Jhargram and give leads to our men about how to tackle Maoists politically." he added.