New Delhi, Jun 26: Mamata Banerjee, railway minister on Thursday, Jun 25 said that the Lalgarh incident was stage-managed by the ruling Left Front and asked prime minister, Manmohan Singh not to support Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).
Banerjee said, "They (CPI-M) have created Maoists in the country and now they are using it to their own end to regain their lost ground." She also said, "The CPI-M is taking credit for recapturing Lalgarh which is completely stage-managed."
When asked if she was consulted by the UPA government on ban on Maoists, she said, "I was not consulted about it. I came to know about the decision only after it was taken."
"The CPI-M is using the Centre for its own benefit. I met the Prime Minister today and has asked him not to side with the CPI-M," Banerjee added.